General :: Isolinux Booting Suse 11 Initrd Off Cd?

Jul 29, 2011

I am having trouble booting off a cdrom using isolinux. I see the isolinux prompt and it seems to boot but I run into:

RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768 ) 131072000
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,2)

I can't seem to get much debug information either other than the two lines. What do you think I have a problem with?

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General :: Grub Booting Entire Partition As Initrd And Running In Memory

Apr 20, 2011

I run alot of Linux running in memory. Mainly by PXE booting a kernel and the entire OS as the "initrd" file.

I have a RHEL6 image running as a VirtualBox guest and the entire OS (minimal) is contained withing 1GB of disk. I wan't to boot the entire /dev/sda1 "/" (its the only partition on the drive, no swap) as the initrd file and run everything from memory. But grub won't let me. So before I try and re-invent the wheel I thought to post here first.

Details. RHEL 6 as guest in VIrtual BOX. configured with 3Gb memory. HD is single partition and known as /dev/sda1.

at the grub console. I issue

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64 root=/dev/ram0
initrd (hd0,0)

But the grub windows just freezes. Apparently it doesn't like the fact that I've referenced the entire partition (hd0,0) as the initrd. Any thoughts? Or any better boot loader like SYSLINUX?

BTW, I am not worried about the /etc/fstab mentioning /dev/sda1 at this point, I have a fix for that already. I would like to see grub load up the partition as an initrd.

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May 11, 2011

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Feb 4, 2011

"Something" happened to my friend's computer, and now he somehow expects me to know how to fix it. Sigh.The symptoms: There are two partitions - a Windows XP partition and a larger partition for SuSE 10.3 it seems. He can boot into the Windows, but not into the SuSE anymore. However, he can boot using the Fail-safe method.

I know this is very vague. but I can't get to the computer at present to check things for myself. Do any of you know what a possible cause of these symptoms could be and how to fix the problem?

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General :: How To Boot Isolinux From Hdd Using Grub?

Aug 4, 2011

I'm trying to install Xubuntu, but I don't have an empty CD and my computer boots only from HDD and CD. I've extracted ISO's contents into my HDD root and have installed a (non-working) Linux and GRUB. So I've tried this boot entry:

root (hd1,msdos1)
linux /casper/vmlinuz
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

But it boots same as the non-working Linux install

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Debian :: Make-kpkg --initrd Won't Create Initrd?

May 18, 2010

When I compile a custom kernel with this command: make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image kernel_headers and then install the .deb, there's no initrd in /boot and I have to create it manually. I've thought that the --initrd option should take care about this, but somehow it doesn't.

It behaves like this for about two years at least (since I've compiled my first kernel). Of course, it's no big deal to create it manually, I was just wondering whether do I do anything wrong or whether should I fill a bug report..

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General :: Isolinux That Will Open Encrypted Boot Partition

Jul 9, 2010

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OpenSUSE Install :: Custom Build From Suse Studio|missing "initrd-" File?

Dec 2, 2010

If you can access Suse Studio here is thlink to the buildLFS Host - SUSE GalleryGoogle hasn't been friendly and neither has a search on these forums, I don't know which man to read so a finger in the right dirrection (preferably not the middle) would be nice as far as that goesRight now the yast live installer trips up at %84 while saving the boot loader configuration and displays a popup that says �An error occurred during initrd creation. /sbin/mkinitrd: illegal optionI then press enter to acknowledge the message and the installation continues without a hitch.

When I go to boot up (no other os installed) grub says it cant find the file initrd- you boot the live cd again you can mount the boot partition and you�ll find a broken symlink called initrd that islooking for the missing file above.Like I said above, if it an obvious fix, all I need is some direction, I don't mind reading. (been doing that all day)If you need more specifics Id be happy to supply, I'm just not sure whats relevant and don't want to bloat the post.

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SUSE :: HP DL385 Not Booting / What To Do?

Mar 26, 2010

After installing cpq_cciss-2.6.14-7.sles9.x86_64.rpm on HP DL385, the server did not boot at all. It was hanging on code...

The server was also hanging on Failsafe, Linux and HP-initrd-2.6.5-7.191-smp

So I decided to jumpstart the server with the disks installed as it was, but it was also hanging on:

Loading kernels sles9_amd64 initrd

When I installed the cpq_cciss-2.6.14-7.sles9.x86_64.rpm, the output is attached:

Did anyone have similar issue? Do you know how to boot the HP Linux DL385 with Non-RAID as it was hanging on Slot 0 HP Smart Array 6i Controller (64MB, v2.6 1 Logical Drive.

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Apr 5, 2011

I installed OS Suse linux 10 with SP3 through BFS. After installation when it rebooted throughing an error :

resume device /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-xxxxxxxxxxxx-part1 not found (ignoring)
waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-xxxxxxxxxxxx-part3 to appear .......... not found -- exiting to /bin/sh

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SUSE :: Duel Booting With A Mac (without Windows)

Aug 15, 2010

i currently have a Macbook and would like to install it there as a duel boot with OSX.

Tried to get it going using bootcamp but its just annoying me now, do i have to install windows first before installing Linux or is there another way around this since i need a authentic version of windows, to which i will never use i just want the linux and OSX running.

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Sep 21, 2010

I have a multiboot system chainloaded by SUSE grub. I have installed CENTOS on an extended partition thrice with various grub install options available in install media. I am unable to chainload CentOS with SUSE grub or PCLinuxOS grub.

Here is my menu.lst -

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Mon Sep 20 05:43:13 SGT 2010
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
default 0


How do I get CentOS to boot from openSUSE 11.2-11.3 grub.

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General :: How Do Make An Initrd File

Apr 17, 2011

I have compiled the linux kernel. My bzImage is 1,14 mb big

Anyway. It's only 2 programs i need and it's Python and Busybox. I have compiled python and busybox and put them together in a folder. Busybox is 146 kb and pyton is 4,4 mb.

But how do i make an initrd file of them? Or should a make an initrd file of them?

I get this error when a runt with a compiled busybox to gz format as initrd, and without initrd.


VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknow-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partions:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted #1

Do you know how to make an initrd?

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General :: Creation Of Initrd Manually?

Mar 14, 2011

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General :: How To See The Content Of The Initrd Image

Feb 8, 2010

i am using rhel5 and i just wanted to see the contents of the initrd image. I have copied that from /boot/grub and saved in /tmp directory. Then i did the following

#mv initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img.gz
#gunzip initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img.gz
#mount -o loop initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img /mnt

when i gave that, it says "mount: you must specify the filesystem type" Then i included "-t ext2" option in the mount command. Now it says,

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Then i created a ext2 filesystem and did the same thing. But there is no difference.

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Aug 26, 2010

I have installed openSuse 11.2 in vmware that is a virtual box on win7 ,last time when I logged in I tried to change some desktop effects. [COLOR="rgb(0, 0, 0)"]When I again started suse , up to login screen everything was working fine. but after logging in I am getting a COMPLETE WHITE SCREEN and everything gets stuck ...

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Jun 25, 2011

I am seeing a udev error message on booting that I have not seen before with LInux and which I cannot interpret. My Suse 11.4-KDE installation is fairly new. My system is a System 76 PanP4 Pangolin that originally ran Ubuntu.Uname -a returns: Linux linux-zcga #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-25 21:48:33 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. My video is a Geforce 9300M with an nVidia driver.A Google search turns up the fact that similar error messages have been reported with Fedora, Ubuntu, Meego and Gentoo. These frequently have had something to do with sound and in at least one case the advised correction was to reinstall udev. I can see where bugs were filed but with no clear response. Some of these go back several years, the most recent is within the last few months. I did not see a posting that involved Suse.

1.Can someone tell me what these error messages mean?
2.Does this pose a problem?Everything seems to work normally on my system once I am through the boot process.
3.If this is a problem how does one fix it?

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Nov 26, 2009

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Dec 7, 2008

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Sep 16, 2010

Our NAS drive just packed in so I thought I'd quickly build up a ubuntu server. Got two 500gb sata drives in raid mirror trying to install the latest iso of ubuntu server, but it all loads up to the point where you choose what to install, and pretty much whatever you select returns, booting from local disk, isolinux: disk error 40.....hit any key to retry, which of course restarts the system and the horrible sequence starts again

I've just rewritten the disk and its still playing silly buggers

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Dec 30, 2010

I'm getting a bit tierd of linux right now.. I can't get the CD, with netinstall on, to start.
I've tried different harddrives and burned it several times at different speed and so on. I've tried to just i386 and amd64, both gives the same error:
isolinux: Disk error 32, AX = 42B0, driver 9F

The harddrives that I got is small 10-80 gb, so they are a bit old.. but they worked the last time I've tried to install (until I got a grub loading error)

I'm not sure what to do at all. Tried to search on google and here without finding something

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Feb 7, 2010

1. While installing Fedora 12 i got this error "Isolinux disk error 20; AX=4280, drive EF". I run Ubuntu 9.10 on same system but now getting Error on installing Fedora 12 using a writeable CD to install that. A friend of mine install fedora from the same CD. I am using Pentium 4 2.40 GHz, 512MB Ram, Nvidia G-Force MX-440 SE. and a complete Partition of approx 10GB.In frist attempt CD was not able to boot, but after 3-4 trys CD was booted for couple of times and now it was not booting again. In that 2 trys, i got the same error as mentioned above.2. Before installing this I install ubuntu and it was running fine, but a little problem with that. Whenever I boot my system all things remain same but monitor settings went on 800*640. I usually set them to 1024*768 (Maximum my card can suppot).

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I have different vfat-32 partitions I have copied ISOs of several linux distros.

The first one I installed using unetbootin, which works great and uses syslinux, but syslinux can't boot other partitions. So, I have grub installed.

I have gotten so far as to be able to get the grub menu up, but trying to load the partition's isolinux (which is how the Linux Mint LDXE distro boots) gives me an grub error 13.

Here is my menu.1st:



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Oct 4, 2009

building an install cd or dvd media that will automatically install the Linux software on a client pc. There is no network connectivity so the client can only be loaded with Linux from CD or DVD media. The crux of the matter is that I can not automatically install the Linux software on client WITHOUT typing linux ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg at the boot prompt.

I want to avoid any user prompts and just have the software install with the RPMS that I need for this client pc at the boot prompt. Actually, when the boot prompt commences, I would like the software install to start with no user intervention. I've tried several different methods in isolinux.cfg, but the OS always wants boot prompt for the cdrom. Can the boot prompt information be read automatically from the isolinux.cfg with out user intervention? I'm looking for the same behavior as a LIVE CD that kicks off with no boot prompts after a few seconds. Here's a copy of my isolinux.cfg

default linux
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display boot.msg
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