Re: Floppy boot to Harddisk Boot
"TODD WITTER" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a question about booting into debian. During installation I
> did not want to have lilo installed on the mbr. I chose to boot from
> a floppy. I also run rh6.2 and win9x on this little machine. I boot
> into redhat with a floppy and it goes lickity split! ("/" is mounted on
> hda5). Right now "/" in debian is mounted on hda9. I used to have
> stormix there but I overwrote it with debian potato. STormix, too,
> booted up lickity split when I booted from a floppy. I can assume
> that's because the kernel is already on the hard drive. Can I do the
> same with debian? When I boot from a floppy it takes forever!
No clue why. It's pretty decent speed for me -- comparable to Tom's
boot disk. I assume you're booting with the rescue disk -- -did you
try making a custom boot disk?
> know it's actually got the kernel (of sorts) on the floppy. What can
> I do to change this? Can I have it on hda9? So, if I use the rescue
> disk or whatever, I can simply do something like "kernel
> root=/dev/ha9" at the "boot:" prompt? Or am I kind of stuck with the
> slow/unreliable boot from a floppy?
Well, if you dont' wanna use lilo on the mbr, you could just have a
lilo mbr on the floppy itself. Taht would load the kernel from the
hard drive -- see lilo documentation.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>