Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Aug. 14 2007,19:11
If you are getting I/O errors during boot from CD, I would not proceed to use anything.
The new pendrive grub script, was written while I was waiting in airports during my travel to Linux World. It has been tested on 128, 256, 512 and 1 GB pendrives. It was demo'ed at the Linux World booth. Since returning, I used and booted from it here on a couple of machines. It tries to address the issue of Windows not allowing one to see multiple partitions. So the script tries to calculate and create the small partition as the second one. This allows the remainng larger vfat one to be seen by windows.
Still, it is new and this is still a testing cycle, so proceed with caution.
If you are using SATA drives, I would not use this or any automatic script as your main drive is likely called sda1.