could not load program into memory on HD install
I am trying to perform a mandrake 9.2 install from my HD (my computer has no floppy or CDROM). After much messing about, I was able to use loadlin to boot into the installation process from DOS. So I copied all 3 CD ISOs to a ext2 partition by hooking the drive up to my other linux box, and I am able to choose "Hard Disk" as an installation option. I select the right partition and enter the name of the ISO file...
then the progress bar "loading program into memory" comes up. It gets about 25% across before reaching an error: "could not load program into memory".
The logs report the following:
* trying to load /tmp/hdimage/Mandrake92-cd1-inst.i586.iso on /tmp/image
* total memory: 128 Mbytes
* trying to load /tmp/image/Mandrake/base/mdkinst_stage2.bz2 as a ramdisk
* writing ramdisk: No space left on device
* unsetting automatic
<7>ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
I am booting into the install using the following loadlin command:
loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/ram initrd=all.rdz
I have tried adding "ramdisk=9000" and "ramdisk=60000" to no avail...