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Im trying to install ARCH linux over pxe to laptop. I have done it with redhat fedora core 2.
But ARCH dont have stuff for that.
I can boot over pxe ARCH linux vmlinuz and initrd.img (on arch linux cd /isolinux/ directory)
but there is no network modules. so i cant install over ftp.
So my first idea was that i mount root system (initrd.img) under my Fedora core 3 and put
ethernet modules on it.
mount -t ext2 -o loop initrd.img bootdisk/
-------- error ------------
# mount -t ext2 -o loop initrd.img bootdisk/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
So I decided to compile my own kernel with ethernet modules inside it.
I donwloaded, configured, compiled. and get this error :
---------- error ----------------
RAMDISK: Compressed image fount at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 1436k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.