[syslinux] Problems with poor mans install

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha strange at nsk.no-ip.org
Tue Jan 11 06:43:07 PST 2005

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 01:18:13PM +0000, David Templer wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to figure out a poor mans install ... I want to be able to 
> boot CD iso thats on my hard disc ..
> There is an option to install via hard drive .. but I keep getting 
> VFAT16 files system errors ..
> I know where copied iso image is ... I can boot kernel but linuxrc will 
> not start LiveCD ...

Then you have to change linuxrc. That's the one that finds the image,
mounts it and prepares the system.

If you have already a system prepared under a tree in your harddisk,
then you could try creating a simple init that does a chroot to that
tree and runs the real init.

> Maybe I could rewrite linuxrc to allow this but as it works from ram I 
> am finding hard to figure out how to find iso Image ..??
> Thanks in advance
> Dave T.
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