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not able to boot from iso
« on: November 03, 2009, 12:48:47 pm »
I am not able to boot Vector Linux from iso using cheatcode from. I have made several attempts in grub4dos, like the following one:

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title Vector LiveCD
root (hd0,9)
kernel /linux/vector/vmlinuz vga=791 auto2 splash=silent ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw from=/dev/hda10/linux/vector/VL6.0-Light-LIVE-Final.iso
initrd /linux/vector/initrd.gz

(same failed for sda10, the partition where I have vmlinux, initrd and iso file)

The boot process fails at the following stage:

looking for data directory (searching for livecd.sgn file)
Fatal error occurred

What am I doing wrong?


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Re: not able to boot from iso
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 04:47:49 pm »
From my experience, you should unpack the iso in the root directory of hda10. Use the kernels and initrd from the extracted iso. Remove the "from=/dev/hda10/linux/vector/VL6.0-Light-LIVE-Final.iso" from your menu.lst file. For the future, I have NEVER been able to run an live iso based on either Debian or Ubuntu. VectorLinux is Slackware based, so there should be no problem.
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