Installation of Freebsd on external hard drive
marco.calviani at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 10:10:59 GMT 2005
thank you very much for your help. I'll have a look if my BIOS settings
enable me to boot from there. I'll post here any successes!
2005/11/14, Eric Schuele <e.schuele at computer.org>:
> Marco Calviani wrote:
> > Hello freebsd-mobile,
> > i'm a quite experienced Debian laptop user using an Acer Travelmate
> 8005. I
> > would like to install freebsd on an external USB or Firewire HD and
> > which OS use at startup (maybe within the GRUB loader). However i'm a
> > newbie.
> > Could you give me some hints on how to perform this task? What option
> > i choose for the bootloader?
> I've installed it on USB keys and external USB drives with no problem.
> Since I was only using those for experimentation, I never modified my
> boot loader. My BIOS provides a boot menu for selecting the boot
> device, of which "external USB device" is an option. I found this
> cleaner, since when not using those devices I do not have to go through
> the FreeBSD boot menu.
> For my situation... I booted from the CD. When asked to slice and
> partition my disk... I chose the external USB device. I selected the
> 'standard boot loader'. Then the rest of the magic is handled by my BIOS.
> Don't know if that helps you much.
> > Thanks in advance for the help,
> > MC
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