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Re: Making /pure64 image bootable

Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D. wrote:


I have just created chrooted /pure64 image on
Now I would like
directly boot from it.  I personally do not like grub,
and my repeated
grub tries using README have failed again and again;
therefore I need
either one of the following assistance.
(1) How to install .udeb files.  I have downloaded
lilo udeb files, but
udpkg is also in .udeb.  I personally like lilo over
thus I would like to install lilo whether it is in
udeb or deb.
(2) How to use grub to boot from /dev/hde28.

Definitely I like (1) because my understanding about
grub is: disk
device assignmnet is relative.  Since I frequently
change the
configurations of IDE devices, I do not like hd0 or
hd1 naming
conventions.  I appreciate the effort of all the
people involed in the

Toshikazu Aiyama

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Hi Toshikazu,

I also prefer lilo over grub - but I'd only found packages for grub and palo - so grub was the easiest solution. And it seemed like lilo only was usable on 32-bit - perhaps I'm wrong?

Is your /dev/hde28 bootable/active? I know that Debian-Installler which default uses grub has problems with some SATA-controllers.

Perhaps you should try using (I asume that you are using a controller and don't have any harddisks on hda hdb hdc or hdd so hde will be (hd0)- right?):

# grub-install (hd0)

What does the machine say when you boot - 'GRUB' or..?

Regarding udeb-files:

I know you can extract udeb's with dpkg, perhaps dpkg can install udeb's as well ?

Thanks for reporting back. I will try some tests to find out, how the README needs to be updated, I'm working on a test environment :-)

I have also noticed all off those new packages :-) So I'm working on an update as well - Thanks :-)

How do you find the idea of using mini.iso - it has a lot of usefull packages and it boots great - at least on mine.

Best Regards

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