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#1 nns

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:14 AM

I am looking to install the GRUB from Fedora 14 KDE Live on a USB Stick so that when I boot with the USB stick, I get it to display the GRUB boot options and otherwise Windows is loaded.

Fedora is installed on a separate HDD from my Windows 7 installation.

I did Google quite a bit but I couldn't understand much coz I am new to Linux and so I am looking for simplified instructions, if possible.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:08 PM

If you want to install a Linux distribution on a usb flash drive, try "UNetBootin." The GUI is very user friendly.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:26 PM

Why not just load GRUB onto the hard drive? Or are you not installing Linux on the drive as well? If you are dual booting from the hard drive, GRUB will be installed automatically if you install Linux second.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:53 AM

I think I'll simply replace my Windows Boot Manager with GRUB.. Thanks..

Processor: AMD Phenom II x3 720 (CM Hyper 212Evo) | Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E | Graphics: XFX GTS 250 1 GB Core Edition
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws 2x4GB 1333MHz CL9 | HDD: WD Green 500GB + Seagate 1TB and 500GB
Cabinet: Coolermaster NV 690 | PSU: Coolermaster VX550 | Monitor: Samsung 940BW (19")