[coreboot] filo booting cd problem

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Tue Mar 25 19:40:39 CET 2008

Quoting Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se>:

> 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. :)
How does everyone feel about adding something like this to the wiki?

Thanks - Joe

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