[syslinux] Isolinux

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 7 16:33:55 PST 2005

David Templer wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to boot a liveCD thats on my hard disc ...is there a way of 
> doing this using lilo ?
> reason well rather than keep burning to CD then testing I want to be 
> able to make changes then test by booting to liveCD....
> Thanks in advance

If it's on a partition on your hard disk then you should be able to use 
whatever you want (LILO, grub, extlinux, ...) to boot it.  Of course, 
you need your livecd to mount the partition rather than the CD.

If it's in a file it's harder.  You'd need to break out the kernel, and 
use a custom initrd to set up a loopback mount to the image file.  Not 
very hard, if you're comfortable with initrd/initramfs hacking.

Incidentally, in my opinion any good livecd should also work over the 
network, via NFS.  A lot of the modifications you'd need to do to 
support the above are the same class of mods you need to be able to 
network boot your livecd.


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