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Old 12-05-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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isolinux booting wrong kernel constantly

First, sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum, this seemed like the best option.

I'm having a lot of trouble customizing a bootCD (specifically, a Novell Zenworks Imaging CD).

I've taken the default CD provided, and added a second kernel/initrd to the disk. I've edited the isolinux.cfg file accordingly, so it now reads:

default manual

label linux
  kernel 23/linux
  append initrd=23/initrd ramdisk_size=67584 vga=0x0314 splash=silent mode=5 CDBOOT=YES showopts

label manual
  kernel 16/linux
  append initrd=16/initrd ramdisk_size=67584 vga=0x0314 splash=silent mode=5 CDBOOT=YES showopts

implicit	1
gfxboot		bootlogo
display		message
prompt		1
timeout		200
readinfo	2
framebuffer	1
So, from my understanding, option 1 should boot the kernel file, called "linux" located in the 23 directory. It should also load the "initrd" file in the 23 directory.

Option two should load the kernel/initrd from the 16 directory instead.

... HOWEVER... if I pick option 1, it works as normal. If I pick option 2, it boots the 23/linux kernel, and the 16/initrd. If I switch the order they are listed in the isolinux.cfg file, both options will then boot the 16/linux kernel and the correct initrd files.

Basically, no matter what, the machine boots the first kernel image listed, but does load the correct initrd. Obviously, this causes issues.

I'd greatly appreciate any help you guys can offer!
Old 12-05-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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I don't think that linux and manual are valid parameters for default. Try using 0 and 1 i.e.

default 0

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