Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 10 2007,10:29
|did you try the "waitusb" bootcode? it is exactly for waiting for slow usb devices...|
Thanks for your reply. No, I have not come across the "waitusb" command before but I gave it a try.
The entry for DSL that I used is as follows:
|Code Sample |
title DSL 3.4
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/sdb1
initrd /boot/minirt24.gz waitusb=20
Unfortunately, this did not allow me to boot into DSL as no "delay" seems to have resulted.
Interestingly, I find that once DSL drops me to the (very limited) shel (when it can't locate the "real" root), I can continue the booting just by typing "exit" whereupon, it finds the external derive and proceeds to boot. Indeed, I'm sending this from DSL now.
I would be grateful if you, or anybody else, can take a look at my /boot/grub/menu.lst entry for DSL and comment on where I placed the "waitusb" option.