Kevin Brosius on Fri, 19 Oct 2001 13:36:27 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Help installing to VAIO SuperSlim...

Well, loadlin needs either a ramdisk image (initrd) or an installed
partition to boot (from the little bit I just read).  It looks like all
you've got so far is a kernel.  You may be able to copy the initrd off
the boot cd from SuSE, then use it.


William Shank wrote:
> oh yeah, these are the files in C:\loadlin
> loadlin.exe
> zimage
> thanks
> -chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Jonas
> To: ''
> Sent: 10/19/01 12:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Help installing to VAIO SuperSlim...
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 11:36:37AM -0400, William Shank wrote:
> > can anyone help me out here? i usually install from boot disk/cdrom,
> so this
> > is foreign to me.
> Since the CD-ROM works in Linux (on another machine), perhaps you should
> try using a floppy disk to boot from.  (Look on your distribution's CD
> for their floppy disk images and use rawrite.exe to put it on a floppy.)
> This would allow you to get the system up and going and then you might
> be able to mount the CD-ROM and proceed with your install.
> If that doesn't work, can you post details on what you're trying with
> loadlin?  ie, how you're invoking it (From the command line or with a
> batch file?  If with a batch file, what are the contents of it?), what
> other files you have alongside loadlin.exe and your kernel image, that
> sort of thing.

Kevin Brosius

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