[syslinux] isolinux

Giulio Orsero giulioo at pobox.com
Wed Mar 27 14:12:24 PST 2002

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 13:33:51 -0800 (PST), Mr Simon Harrison
<si1356 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>Sorry to bother you about this but after trashing 
>8 CD-Rs I'm out if ideas :-).
Use CD-RWs !

>kernel config files from the slackware CD.  The 
>thing always  comes up with the error 'unable to mount
>root fs 01:00' etc...  It seems to load the ramdisk
01:00 is the ramdisk, so maybe it does not find the initrd or cannot load it
into ramdisk.

>Do I need to rdev the kernel if using isolinux? 
No need if you setup the config file correctly.

>thought that's not necessary.  Do I need to specify
>the right ramdisk size?  

>Any help would really be appreciated (even if this
>strictly an isolinux problem.  The same kernel boots 
>fine from Lilo off the hard-disk.
You could show your isolinux.cfg.

However, if you can't solve your isolinux problems and just want to boot off
a CD, and don't have space issues, you can make the CD bootable using a boot
floppy image (be it syslinux, lilo, grub based).

giulioo at pobox.com

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