Might have the wrong forum...sorry if I do
I installed BootX and copied it into the System Folder per the instructions. The boot dialog isn't a problem, I just want to avoid trashing the OS.
I copied vmlinux to "Linux Kernels" in the System Folder and initrd.gz to the System Folder.
On my first try, I got a kernel panic. I hadn't set a root device because I wasn't sure what it was. Before the system locked up, it announced that the CD-ROM was hda. Second try, I set the root device to /dev/hda. Same problem.
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)
<0> Rebooting in 180 seconds.._
And that's it. It takes toggling the power supply to get it restarted.
I'm using BootX 1.1.3 because the newer versions won't fit on a floppy, and I'm out of CDs for the time being.