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Old 04-01-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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Error 19 linux kernel must be loaded before initrd

I'm new to linux so please have some patience.

I'm trying to get tinycore linux to boot off of my hardrive. The way I understand this is that it's not seeing the kernal but it does see initrd. This is my menu.lst

default 0
timeout 10
title tinycore
kernel /boot/bzImage quiet
initrd /boot/tinycore.gz
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Nearly there.

Grub thinks of boot as / to confuse newbies So when you have a leading '/' in grub, that directs it to where the grub files are, and your pathname has to be relative to /boot/grub.
Check this as follows: Run the following line in /boot/
ln -s ./ boot

That makes a symlink or pointer to boot/, and points it at the /boot directory. So if your box is looking for /boot/boot, it will find it :-D.

Then you get all proper if that works, and remove the /boot from your kernel and initrd
title tinycore
kernel /bzImage You also need ro root=/your/root/drive, e.g. /dev/sda5
initrd /tinycore.gz

Leave out the quiet, because you want it to give you debugging stuff.


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