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grub entry for sata flash drive? [SOLVED]
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Gebbly

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 08:52    Post subject:  grub entry for sata flash drive? [SOLVED]  

I have an eeepc with a S-ATA flash drive (sata ssd not ata ssd) on which I am installing Pupeee. I have made the installation to a "Internal flash (ex SSD) " drive, so far so good.

I am now trying to update the menu.lst for grub. Looking at the information at :
http://www.puppylinux.com/hard-puppy.htm
when specifying "pmedia=" my choices are

"Kernel with /proc/ide...
usbflash usbhd usbcd ideflash idehd idecd idezip satahd satacd scsihd scsicd cd
OR, kernel without /proc/ide (libata PATA)...
usbflash usbhd usbcd ataflash atahd atacd atazip scsihd scsicd cd"

The nearest options would appear to be satahd and ataflash. Given that there is a speed difference between an ata drive and a sata drive I would like to specify sata if at all possible. Ideally I would like to put "sataflash" but I dont see that as an option.

Can anyone advise please?

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Gebbly

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 10:45    Post subject:  

I decided to go for a bit of trial and error. The drive is recognised if I specify "pmedia=satahd"
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 12:40    Post subject:  

Is your issue resolved then?
For the sake of fellow posters it would then be nice to post your menu.lst and add [SOLVED] at the end of the subject of your initial post.

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Gebbly

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 07:01    Post subject:  

Good point Beem.
System:
eeePc with an internal SSD. 3 partitions, first (sda1) with winxp, second is data, third (sda3) with Pupeee Linux.
Dual booting and using the windows boot.ini to give the menu options so I only needed the GRUB bootloader to start up Pupeee without any options.

This means the menu.lst is really short and simple. The entire file is :

timeout 0
default 0
title Pupeee 4.4beta4 Linux (on /dev/sda3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=satahd
initrd /initrd.gz

This boots the eeeXXX.sfs into RAM. This and selecting installation to SSD initially also results in "pupmode 13" (see http://puppeee.com/web/blog/p_10/ search for "pupmode 13" for details) to optimise SSD usage.
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