[oclug] Booting into ISO image
chris123 at magma.ca
Tue Aug 27 18:31:11 EDT 2002
On August 27, 2002 05:55 pm, Mike wrote:
t how to do it
> It looks like you mount the ISO as loopback and tweek the initrd.
This is basically how Corel OS and derrivatives would install. Create a
bootable linux iso that creates an operational linux in Ramdisc, which in
turn goes through all the hardware detection process based on files located
on the cd, then installs the necessary OS files on an HD which it has
formatted, finally it writes the new boot loader to disc, then exists from
memory. On reboot lilo takes over and points to the new install. At least I
think thats how it worked...:) So in theory there should be no issues booting
into a cd image in a particular partition provided your know the dynamics of
combining all the required elements.
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