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Old 10-04-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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Installing Damn small linux on my 500mb hd


Ok heres the deal I have a 400celeron with 32 mb of ram and a 500mb hardrive. and so far the only OS that looks like it could run on it is Damn Small Linux. Now I can boot it and run it from the cd jsut fine but I would like to actually install it on my harddiskand have it run like a normla os. Now i went though the faq on the damn small site but once i reboot my pc tells me it doesnt find an operating system. does anyone know why this would happen or another way to installl damn small on my harddrive or soemthing? any help would be great.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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no OS found error:

your bootloader isn't loading!

lilo?
http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/li...tall/lilo.html
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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I followed the instructions on the dman small website for lilo and i guess it jsut didnt work. how would i go about instlaling it another way?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:45 PM   #4
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can you reference the site where you found the instructions you followed?

did you follow them exactly? if you changed anything, what was it?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:11 PM   #5
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http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-hd-install.html

did everything exactly as it is here.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:13 PM   #6
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4. Execute "mkliloboot" by typing "sudo -u root mkliloboot" (without the quotes)
Enter the partition that your install is on. This will create an "initrd" with the needed modules and will setup "LILO".
-- what did you enter?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:50 AM   #7
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i put in /dev/hda1
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:42 AM   #8
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do you have a boot disk?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:34 PM   #9
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no i do not how would i go about getting one and what would i do once i ahve one?
 
  


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