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Old 01-30-2005, 03:49 PM   #1
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Quick Question: Location of Kernel

Sense I cannot boot from my CD I'm trying to boot it off a floppy.

I need to know exactally where my curent kernel is though so I can specify the partition.

i nkow it's not on /home.

So is it on /boot or just /(root)?

I found some kernel stuff in /lib/modules, but that is on the same partition as "/".

Old 01-30-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Actually, another question.

"If you want to boot linux with Smart BootManager, you must install LILO into the Superblock of your linux partition, instead of into MBR!

Edit /etc/lilo.conf file, change the line that include "boot=/dev/hda" to "boot=/dev/hda?", /dev/hda? is the partition where your linux kernel placed. Then run /sbin/lilo. "

So if I were to install it on a floppy would I change lilo.conf on the floppy or the HD?

I'll just see if that file shows up on the floppy, I think that is the case. I'd still like to know where thre kernel is though.
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Your compressed kernel image is usually /boot/vmlinuz (which is often symlinked to /boot/vmlinuz-<version>). Not sure about your second question, but if you are booting off a floppy, you'll need to have a copy of LILO on the floppy. As of 2.6, the Linux kernel does not boot itself directly from a floppy; it needs LILO. This is not true for earlier kernel versions.


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