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Re: Can't boot live DVD Debian 6, KDE, 1GB


When I use a Debian based live cd (Debian, Ubuntu, Mepis, etc.) the cd
starts and displays the options for the cd.  Thus, I would conclude that
initrd worked as designed.  Am I correct on this?

Beyond that point is one about good programming.  I do work for data
acquisition systems, and we have a rule: Send a command to the remote
device; set the timeout clock; if there is no response in time, try
again; if there is still no response, flag an error and move on.  NEVER
EVER hang the system because one sub-system is not responding.  Seems
like good advice for Debian (or the kernel).

That said, I will check the drive jumpers as soon as I have an hour
(allow for things that just happen).  However, this should not be needed
because Debian 5 and everything based on it still boots just fine. 
Thus, I doubt that the jumper is the proximate cause of the boot


On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 05:37 +0100, "Daniel Baumann"
<daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> wrote:
> On 03/20/2011 10:58 PM, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > I know that live-boot *can* probe for drives and make use of them.
> > Whether it does in this case, I'd have to delve into
> > /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/live. (Daniel could probably tell you
> > quicker about this than I could.)
> regardless from which type of media you boot from, the initrd needs to
> find the rootfs, and therefore probes all devices until it finds the
> live media with the rootfs on it.
> if you know which device you're booting from, you can specify it at boot
> prompt, see man live-boot.
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