F17 vs. Pentium 4

Michael Hennebry hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
Sun Apr 1 19:26:45 UTC 2012

On Sun, 1 Apr 2012, Michal Jaegermann wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 10:49:56AM -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:

>> My machine won't boot with a USB drive attached and my burner does not work.
>> Can one boot using a partition that is an iso image?
>> I've mounted such partitions, but that is not the same as booting from one.
> I did not try that with the current anaconda but I expect that this, or
> something similar, should work.  At least Fedora 16 and earlier can be
> booted to an installation image with the following grub2.cfg entry
> (adjust all of that to a need and taste - this is only an example):
> menuentry 'Anaconda' {
> 	load_video
> 	set gfxpayload=keep
> 	insmod gzio
> 	insmod part_msdos
> 	insmod ext2
> 	linux  (hd0,msdos2)/boota/vmlinuz repo=hd:/dev/sda<X>:/<path_to_a_directory_with_an_iso_image>/
> 	initrd (hd0,msdos2)/boota/initrd.img
> }

Is there an equivalent in grub 1?

> Obviously things like "/boota/" and "/<path_to_a_directory_with_an_iso_image>/"
> are relative to corresponding disk devices and not to /. 'vmlinux' and
> 'initrd.img' refer to files you will find, for example, in 'pxeboot'
> directory of your distro.
> It is a good idea not to keep your iso image on a partition you are
> going to clobber while installing. :-)  Making '/boota/' different from
> '/boot/' and on a "set-aside" device could be handy, especially if you
> are going to repeat an exercise above, but it is not strictly required.

The plan was to start with an F17 live CD.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
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whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily

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