Re: Something is wrong with SILO v. kernel image on Debian3.0r0sparcbin-1 CD
No need to burn images.
It's just a while ago I had to solve that problem. I checked it yesterday
before I answered your question, but I did not wait long enougth to see the
error message when CD boot started.
You are right, you have to specify a root device. Take that one specified in
/boot/silo.conf on your CD.
In /boot/silo.conf you will find a line specifying the initial ram disk. Use
that. This means, you have to type:
Doing this I get the Woody installation init screen. I stopped when it came
to initialize the hard disk :-)
On Wednesday 23 July 2003 03:41, you wrote:
> Hi Hartwig,
> That seems to do work from the boot prompt.
> But I do not have yet a system so there is now / (root) and since this
> is bypasses the silo.conf (it seems) it quits at the end of booting the
> So how I can do the install this way, I mean how the initrd will be
> loaded and from where. Or can I do the install with the rescue label
> Sorry, asking this details, I am not new to linux at all but never had
> any problem this kind (with lilo or grub).... also this is my first
> attempt of installing debian.
> I am an avid Slackware user. I installed slack on anything from 386dx,
> Dual Pentium Pro, all kinds of Pentiums, laptop (486SX) from floppy,
> over nfs anything you can thing of. I still like Slack but Patric
> stopped the Sparc port for some time...
> Thanks in advance,
> PS the final solution would probably to burn my on ISO (which I wanted
> to avoid so I just ordered one