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Tue, 24 Jan 2006

boot from usb disc
Take care to backup any data before formating your device. Copy your root. Change your current root device to the usb device. Of course your kernel or better your distro initramfs should have support for booting from usb disc.

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
find / -xdev | cpio -pm /mnt
echo "(hd1)   /dev/sdb" >> /mnt/boot/grub/
perl -pi -e s/sda1/sdb1/ /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst
perl -pi -e s/sda1/sdb1/ /mnt/etc/fstab
grub-install --install-dir /mnt /dev/sdb

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