Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Good day guys, I'm at wit's end with creating a bootable hard drive using only a bootloader and kernel, always getting a kernel panic message (that I have posted here ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    12

    Smile Booting a hard drive with just a bootloader and Linux kernel


    Good day guys, I'm at wit's end with creating a bootable hard drive using only a bootloader and kernel, always getting a kernel panic message (that I have posted here numerous times).

    Is there a step-by-step tutorial here in Linux Forums that shows how to make a bootdisk from scratch? I don't know if what I lack is the necessary files or I am configuring the bootloader wrong..

    Hoping someone can aid me with this inquiry/problem. Thanks and more power

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Harrow, UK
    Posts
    1,167
    Quote Originally Posted by pizarro84 View Post
    Good day guys, I'm at wit's end with creating a bootable hard drive using only a bootloader and kernel, always getting a kernel panic message (that I have posted here numerous times).

    Is there a step-by-step tutorial here in Linux Forums that shows how to make a bootdisk from scratch? I don't know if what I lack is the necessary files or I am configuring the bootloader wrong..

    Hoping someone can aid me with this inquiry/problem. Thanks and more power
    Well, you need more than just a kernel. You need a skeleton filesystem, some devices, and something to act as an init process (for example bash). There is a good HOWTO on this at http://tdlp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •