[ILUG] boot from cd
T.McAuley at emuse.ie
Mon Aug 21 17:46:28 IST 2000
Got the solution. Thanks to Liam for pointing out some obvious points to me!
Take into account that the floppy drive on the old machine is knackered, so
the procedure I followed was:
On a decent Linux box:
- Made a boot floppy by running
"dd if=/mnt/cdrom/images/boot.img of=/dev/fd0"
(while keeping an eye on /var/log/message to watch for floppy errors)
- Mounted the floppy
- Made an ftp connection to the old linux box and copied over:
/mnt/floppy/vmlinuz -> /boot/linuz.install
/mnt/floppy/initrd.img -> /boot/initrd.install
- Edited lilo.conf on the old PC, and ran "lilo -v".
- Rebooted the old box, with the RedHat 6.2 CD in the drive and chose rh62cd
at the lilo prompt and voila!
As I said to Liam, I think I need a good brick wall to bang my head against,
for trying to boot a floppy image and not a proper kernel image! ;-) Ah
well, I'll know better next time.
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