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boot from sdb mSATA

asked 2014-12-10 20:06:22 -0500

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I am trying to install Fedora 21. I have two internal disks, one is a SSD 250GB drive and the other is an 64GB mSATA chip.

As usual, I am trying to separate "data" from "system". To my surprise Fedora, by default want to apparently unify the two disks into a LVM (or something) partition. I might be wrong but that looks like a bad idea for my configuration since that means that I will not have all the data in the removable SSD drive if I want to move my files to another computer. (?)

So I still need to separate the two, so I choose "Standard Partition" to mount "/" and "/home". It turns up that the SSD drive is "sda" and the mSATA is "sdb". When I put "/" in "sdb", it installs (take 30 minutes from a CD) but I cannot boot. I get "Operating System not found" (I think this is DELL bios message). If I put everything in "sda" then it works but I don't want that.

What is the logic behing this? Is there a way to install the whole system in the mSATA "sdb" and the home directory in SSD "sda"?

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answered 2014-12-10 21:51:36 -0500

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I solved the problem after adding a 2MB (=the default) biosboot partion in sda (and made it bootable).

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