Installation to non bootable PC-card SSD Drive in laptop

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Installation to non bootable PC-card SSD Drive in laptop

Post#1 by brent3hasty » 06 Oct 2012, 08:05

I have a laptop with a PC-card expansion port. In this port I have a 32GB high speed SSD hard drive memory card, however the bios will not boot directly from the PC-card ssd drive upon power up.

I would like some help installing the boot folder to a small partition on the laptops 500GB spindle hard drive, that will load the porteus folder from the ssd drive?
any tips?

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Re: Installation to non bootable PC-card SSD Drive in laptop

Post#2 by fanthom » 06 Oct 2012, 14:40

hi brent3hasty,

splitting /boot and /porteus folders is not a problem for our distro:
a) please copy /boot folder to your netbook hd and point your bootloader (do you have one?) to vmlinuz and initrd.xz.
b) please copy your /porteus folder to 32GB SSD

no other action is required - this setup should work.
optionally you could use 'from_dev=UUID:' cheatcode to make sure you boot from SSD (in case you have other porteus installations).
please check /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt for details.

if you dont have bootloader then you are probably using windows on the notebook so i would recommend to go with grub4dos.
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