Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile


booting with more than one usb-stick

Posted by uname 
booting with more than one usb-stick
August 31, 2010 02:26AM
I installed Debian Squeeze on an usb-stick (http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/). Everything like openVPN, Apache2, Samba work fine, thank you Jeff for the good work. I do not want to install on NAND because of to less memory.

There is a little problem. If i boot with more than one usb-device (aditional fat32-stick or additional fat32-2.5-inch-USB-HDD) the system is not booting the Debian stick. It boots the internal pogoplug system.

Is there a possiblity to fix it? Or must i use an USB-HDD with the Debian on /dev/sda1 an perhaps the data on /dev/sda2 (fat32 or ext)? If i add the second device after boot time there is no problem.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2010 02:27AM by uname.
Re: booting with more than one usb-stick
August 31, 2010 06:40AM
In this forum i did find an article which describes this problem. Solution was to modify the u-boot. Give a search a try ;)

I tried this also (with no modification of u-boot) - i was able to use 2 usb sticks at one time and debian was bootet.
I checked out that the very first usb port near the lan port is the one which is probed first.

Give this first a try to set your boot usb stick to the very first usb port and the other one at another port.

Greets Temp
Re: booting with more than one usb-stick
August 31, 2010 08:56AM
You can check this thread
It works for me :-)
Re: booting with more than one usb-stick
August 31, 2010 09:43AM
Thank you for the answers.

I installed on August, 27th the first time. I think the script http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/dockstar.debian-squeeze.sh used the new version of http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/uboot/install_uboot_mtd0.sh that must solve the problem.

Where can i see the right settings for uboot? Shoult i reinstall http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/uboot/install_uboot_mtd0.sh or another program?

Your Email:


Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.