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I an article to install linux directly from the hard drive, where it says: From the terminal enter these commands sudo mkdir /distro sudo chmod `whoami`:`whoami` cp MYLINUX.iso /distro/distro.iso Now ...
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    Installing from a hard drive partition using grub.


    I an article to install linux directly from the hard drive, where it says:
    From the terminal enter these commands

    sudo mkdir /distro
    sudo chmod `whoami`:`whoami`
    cp MYLINUX.iso /distro/distro.iso

    Now extract Linux_kernel & Ram_disk to /distro#

    Open /boot/grub/menu.lst

    #ADD NEW ENTRY#
    title Install Linux
    root (hdX,X)
    kernel /distro/Linux_kernel
    initrd /distro/Ram_disk

    Reboot and select "Install Linux" from grub.
    So, I decided to use it to install the latest Slackware.
    Copied the kernel from kernels/huge.s/bzImage and the ramdisk from isolinux/initrd.img

    However,when I rebooted,I received this:
    Booting Install Linux
    root (hd0,6)
    Filesystem Type unknow, partition type 0X82
    kernel /abaco/distro/bzImage

    Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
    So what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks for the help

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    I have never heard of this but it looks interesting. Do you suppose it may work on Grub2 better than Grub and edit your grub.cfg instead of menu.lst? Do you have this article online that you can send me the link? I would be interested in trying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesTdog View Post
    Do you suppose it may work on Grub2 better than Grub
    I really have no idea.
    and edit your grub.cfg instead of menu.lst
    Here I don't have a grub.cfg
    Do you have this article online that you can send me the link? I would be interested in trying it.
    I will send it through private message since as a new member I cannot post
    direct links

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