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Old 02-01-2006, 02:24 AM   #1
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Arrow syslinux boot cd

Please help....

hello , i have created a bootable cd rom with syslinux , but when it starts i get the following errors:

FATAL: Module unknown not found.
mount: Mounting /dev/ram0 on /root failed: No such device
Begin : Runing /scripts/local-bottom ...
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/ .static/dev failed: No such fail or directory
mount: Mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem desn't have /sbin/init

BusyBox v1.00-pre10(Debian 20040623-1ubuntu22) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of vuilt-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

To make the CD I used the ubuntu kernel and initrd , and mi isolinux.cfg is the following:

label linux
kernel vmlinuz
append root=/dev/ram0 initrd=initrd

Please help me....

Thank you..
Old 02-01-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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Check out the instructions from coofercat...

Here is part of what I used.
mkdir /home/boot
mkbootdisk --iso --device /home/boot.iso `uname -r`
mount -o loop,rw /home/boot.iso /home/boot
You'll find nothing but an isolinux subdirectory, which you should copy into your "CD system". After that, you're done with the image, so unmount /home/boot and delete /home/boot.iso.

mkdir /home/bootcd
cp -R /home/boot/isolinux /home/bootcd
umount /home/boot
rmdir /home/boot
rm -f /home/boot.iso


default linux
prompt 0
timeout 0
label linux
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.gz ro root=/dev/hdc

This will instruct isolinux to look to /dev/hdc for the root of the system,
where it will also find the initrd image.


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