my aim was to make a multi boot USB thumb drive with 3 primary partitions (all formatted with ext3). The first one is the boot partition, got a size of 4 GB and was created for BT5. This partition was called 'backtrack'
I tried this on my notebook within an openSUSE 11.4 standard installation. I followed also this official tutorial: http://www.infosecramblings.com/back...changesnessus/
But this command
told me this:
grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/bt5 /dev/sdb
So, I thought 'OK, why not?' and I tried this command:
WARNING! You are trying to invoke the unsupported grub-install script
with a parameter. To really do this, call grub-install.unsupported.
You should rather call "yast2 bootloader" or create configuration files
appropriate for the intended target.
but this command failed, too with this error message:
grub-install.unsupported --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/bt5 /dev/sdb
I have read the error message, but I did not understand, what it wants to tell me. I did not try this command again, I just stopped after this error message. So please help me, I actually do not know what the problem is.
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
/usr/sbin/grub-install.unsupported: Zeile 444: /usr/sbin/grub-set-default: File or directory not found.
The file /mnt/bt5/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.
My BT5 partition at the moment looks like this:
And yes I know, openSUSE uses the latest stable GRUB 1 version. But I think, this is not the problem, is not it?
ls -l /mnt/bt5
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 3. Jul 13:27 boot
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 3. Jul 13:24 casper
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 3. Jul 13:24 isolinux
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 3. Jul 13:07 lost+found
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1183 3. Jul 13:16 md5sum.txt
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 3. Jul 13:24 preseed
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 200 3. Jul 13:16 README.diskdefines
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 3. Jul 13:16 ubuntu
Thanks for help,
PS: Sorry for my bad english, I usually speak german ;-)