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Old 03-28-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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if I boot from slack-CD1, how to load initrd image file


hello!
I have a floppy, a cdrom and a hard disk.

my hard disk had no any partitions, that's all blank.
I build a initrd image on other box.

my question is:
when I boot box from CD1, how to load initrd image

My initrd image contain my intel-scsi-raid driver modules.


btw, how to install slackware9.1 on i2o device.

fdisk -l : export
Quote:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/i2o/hda1 1 17 136521 83 Linux
/dev/i2o/hda2 18 49 257040 82 Linux swap
/dev/i2o/hda3 50 8855 70734195 83 Linux
but the setup prompt , can't find partitions
 
Old 03-30-2005, 02:14 AM   #2
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no any idea for me ?
no any way to load initrd when boot from cdrom or floppy ?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 02:41 AM   #3
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If you've managed to create an initrd on another machine - create the boot disk there as well.

Why, when installing Slack do you need an initrd? I would have thought that the initrd would have been needed after Slack was installed and you needed to get back into the system.


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Old 03-30-2005, 04:44 AM   #4
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thx aikempshall !
hmm, I try my best to know slackware well.
on the other hand, my INTEL-RAID device must use I2O modules drivers, I can load the modules automation if I can setup initrd image, and I don't need recompile kernel.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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Have you managed to install slack?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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hi aikempshall

for luck

I installed slack on i2o device and worked fine!

I create 3 symbol-link
ln -sf /dev/i2o/hda /dev/hdm
ln -sf /dev/i2o/hda1 /dev/hdm1
ln -sf /dev/i2o/hda2 /dev/hdm2

and the setup can identify i2o device as ide I guess.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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Welcome to Slackware!
 
  


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