Making /pure64 image bootable
Thank you for your quick and many replies.
>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?
I have downloaded lilo-installer_0,40_amd64.udeb. Is
it not 64-bit?
>Is your /dev/hde28 bootable/active? I know that
>default uses grub has problems with some
I use my own-developed less than 510 bytes boot manger
which simply reads in boot record from any drive's any
partition. If you are interested in, it is at
I also compiled x86_64 kernel for dual opteron and for
my SATA controller.
>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
># grub-install (hd0)
>What does the machine say when you boot - 'GRUB'
I edited device.map and tried
# grub-install (--force-lba) /dev/hde(28)
produces messages of:
The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly
It simply beeps since it is not bootable partition. I
designed my boot manager beeps when it is not
>I know you can extract udeb's with dpkg, perhaps dpkg
as well ?
I have tried
# dpkg -i lilo-installer_0.40_amd64.udeb
produces message of:
dpkg-deb: `lilo-installer_0.40_amd64.udeb' is not a
debian format archive
dpkg: error processing lilo-installer_0.40_amd64.udeb
subprocess dpkg-dev --control returned error exit
>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
>I have also noticed all off those new packages :-) So
I'm working on an
>update as well - Thanks :-)
I must express many thanks to you. You have done a
>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.
I have built dual opteron machine based on Tyan's
Tiger k8w which has Sii3114 SATA controller which
mini.iso fails to recognize. This SATA controller is
used in many amd64 M/B, and I wonder why it is
compiled in the installer's kernel. I do have hda, but
I must use it for other purpose.
Again, thank you for all of you people effort. I am
amd64 assembly language programming using YASM.
Toshikazu Aiyama, Ph.D.
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