On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 12:15:05PM +0100, Hans Ekbrand wrote: > On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:15:48AM +0000, David Pead wrote: > > [...] > > > The only option I've had limited success with is the net-install. This > > progesses but falls over after re-start when I put the relevant info into > > BootX. > > > > ------------------- > > > > Hans, MANY thanks for your reply, > > > > [snip] > > The kernel you boot with via BootX needs a initrd to work. I think the > > init in the initrd will find out which root partition it should use. > > So don't use root=/dev/sda7 but root=/dev/ram and initrd=<initrd.img> > > where <initrd.img> is a file available for BootX with the initrd. > > > > BTW. I have recently figured out how to configure OF to work with > > quik, and I only need to set one parameter, the boot-device parameter. > > So if you want to I give some advice on how to configure OF so you > > won't need to boot via MacOS. > > [/snip] > > > > Tried your suggestion, I wasn't sure where to put which bits (ie root device > > or kernal arguments) so tried every permutation. No luck, I must be > > missing/lacking something! > > I have not done this recently, so some parts might be wrong. I > addition to that, I don't have access to bootX right now, so this is > from my memory only :-) > > I think you cannot boot into your installed system with the kernel > used to install it. Instead you should boot with the kernel that was > installed during the installation. However that kernel resides on a > linux partion now available for BootX. You must somehow copy it, and ^^^ I meant "not". -- Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <firstname.lastname@example.org> A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion Q. Why is top posting bad?
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