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    How To boot without CD after Poor Man's Install

    I have an harddrive with 1.2GB as hda1 formatted as fat32.
    I followed the Poor Man's Install and everything is ok.
    I created a persistent home as image, i save my config.
    Everything is ok, and running with cheatcodes:
    knoppix home=scan myconfig=scan fromhd=/dev/hda1
    but i'd want to boot from HD and not from CD, but i don't know how to configure the grub or the lilo.
    Help me, please.

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    see this:http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.ph...HDInstallHowTo
    it has tips about installing a toHD system.
    To summarize:
    use lilo. I'm assuming you have only one partition, hda1 (or hda1 plus a swap).
    copy the directory /boot/isolinux from the cd to the hd.
    you really only need the files /boot/isolinux/linux24, linux26, minirt24.gz & minirt26.gz.

    Then edit /etc/lilo.conf add the following:
    Code:
     image=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/linux24
     label="Knoppix3.4-24"
     append="lang=us fromhd=/dev/hda1 home=scan myconfig=scan apm=power-off"
     initrd=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
     read-only
    
     image=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/linux26
     label="Knoppix3.4-26"
     append="lang=us fromhd=/dev/hda1 home=scan myconfig=scan apm=power-off"
     initrd=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/minirt26.gz
     read-only
    If you have another o/s, add it too. a windows entry is usually

    Code:
    other=/dev/hda1
    label="Windows"
    table=/dev/hda
    run lilo to install lilo to the mbr.

    That's it, you should now be able to boot into your Knoppix.
    If you are unable to edit /etc/lilo.conf because of the read only file system, copy it to /home/knoppix then run lilo with
    lilo -c /home/knoppix/lilo.conf

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    Oops; sorry I think this should be:
    Code:
     image=/dev/hda1/boot/isolinux/linux24
    and 
     initrd=/dev/hda1/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
    not
    Code:
     image=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/linux24
    
     initrd=/mnt/hda1/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashedAgain
    Oops; sorry I think this should be:
    ...
    Sorry but it's the other way around; eg the mnt entries are the correct ones. Note that hda1 needs to be mounted (eg on its default mount point /mnt/hda1) when running lilo. I advise to always run "lilo -v" and pay attention to the possible error messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldyeti
    Quote Originally Posted by CrashedAgain
    Oops; sorry I think this should be:
    ...
    Sorry but it's the other way around; eg the mnt entries are the correct ones. Note that hda1 needs to be mounted (eg on its default mount point /mnt/hda1) when running lilo. I advise to always run "lilo -v" and pay attention to the possible error messages.
    Right. I thought of that also but haven't had time to correct myself yet.

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