[Techtalk] Syslinux/Lilo boot floppies...
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Mon Oct 6 16:00:50 EST 2003
On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 09:58:58AM -0500 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Stratis Aftousmis thought:
> and Alvin said this stuff:
> > I recently set up Slackware 8.1 and initially used the syslinux bootdisk
> > floppy to keep the 8.1 system seperate from the 7.1 main system I've
> > been running.
> > I found that I was NOT able to use my IDE CDRW drive, no matter what I
> > did.
> I had a hard time with that too, I also tryed enabling ide-scsi emulation
> in '/etc/rc.d/rc.modules', no go. I also tryed 'hdc=ide-scsi' as a
> parameter with my boot disk, no go. I couldn't get it to work Until i
> installed LILO.
You should be able to pass kernel parameters by editing the "append" line
in syslinux.cfg which you'll find on the boot floppy. My mindi syslinux
boot config looks like:
append initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=24000 rw root=/dev/ram0
among other stuff. You should be able to add 'hdc=ide-scsi' to this line
on the boot floppy. That said, you should also be able to pass it to the
kernel at boot time also. Have you a bad syslinux in Slack 8.1?
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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