[coreboot] filo booting cd problem

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Tue Mar 25 14:21:36 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 09:08:16AM -0400, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
> >> I thought that is what I am doing?
> >> hdc1:/GEEXBOX/boot/vmlinuz initrd=hdc1:/GEEXBOX/boot/initrd.gz
> >> root=/dev/ram0 rw init=linuxrc boot=cdrom installator
> Ok, I got it. I don't know why it matters but I just used hdc:
> instead of hdc1: to boot the cd-rom.

Oh yes! I am sorry I missed that in your previous post. It matters
because discs can not be partitioned like hard drives.

> Also, the documentation is a little misleading. If your using filo
> with grub (USE_GRUB = 1), and want to boot to your linux install disk  
> you have to do a mixture of grub and filo. Like grub you have to  
> append a kernel (and parameters), then an initrd, and give a boot  
> command. Like filo you have to give absolute paths.

Yes. FILO includes a bunch of GRUB code when USE_GRUB=1. I do not
like GRUB and make sure I always disable USE_GRUB. :)


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