Bootdisks and Bootable CDs.

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sun Sep 10 19:42:36 PDT 2000

Let me jump in the middle of this discussion as I usually do...

I'd like to see a cd that you boot off that doens't require a floppy disk to 
start with. I know it's possible, just have to figure out how to. I know 
Jesse has done it already but hasn't had to time to write down how he did it, 
so I've been fooling around with it today myself. I got to boot off a cd, but 
after it mounted the cdrom drive as the root system it gave me a "unable to 
open initial console". /dev/console was present (both on the cd itself and in 
the boot image that I provided mkisofs with). But that's not the point right 

We need to have a boot floppy disk available for those systems that 
can't boot of a cdrom.

Gerard Beekmans

-*- If Linux doesn't have the solution, you have the wrong problem -*-

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