I am trying to make a bootable USB disk to install on a laptop. In the old days, it was simple and can probably do it with less than 1G flash drive. I could build on sda1 and install on hda1 (PATA).
But, in the name of progress, things are more difficult. It would take aro und 5G of flash. Booting 5M kernel and 30M ram disk takes several minutes. Building the kernel takes hours. But the biggest problem is SATA.
With a poorly made decision, IMHO, they named the SATA "sd" as well. So, no w i have to make sdb1 and install on sda1, if i am lucky. With both SATA a nd USB MSD fighting for the first "sd" name, results are unpredictable. I get either sda1 UMSD and sdb1 SATA, or sdb1 UMSD and sda1 SATA.
I am very tempted to, rip out the kernel and rename:
- "hd" for SATA and "sd" for UMSD
- "sd" for SATA and "ud" for UMSD
- "hd" for SATA and "ud" for UMSD
What do you guys think?b