Joined: Mar. 2008
||Posted: April 30 2008,20:09
|Quote (curaga @ April 09 2008,14:18)|
|you did say yes to installing a bootloader?|
Here is what I did: first I made a CD and booted from that. During boot it is possible to change options by using the function keys. I issued the boot command:
as this is recommended for copying files to the hard drive.
DSL responded by saying:
"copying DSL image to /dev/hda1
please be patient"
I was patient and waited for this to complete.
The system then booted, but of course it was not obvious that it booted from the hard drive. So I rebooted. This time I changed the BIOS to boot only from the hard drive, not from the CD drive. So the computer was unable to boot up from the DSL CD. The computer should have been able to boot from the hard drive, though, using the previously copied files. Alas this did not happen. The boot process stops midway, with the message: "Verifying DMI pool data..."
It will remain in this state forever.
I can only get DSL to boot by going back to the CD.
The weird thing is that I cannot access the hard drive at all when booting from a CD; it's as if it doesn't exist. I know the hard drive works, because windows works with it.
I don't mind using DSL from a CD using memory only for casual web b browsing, but a few things are not possible without the hard drive. First one can't save files or any options between sessions. Second, plugins like Flash are impossible to download and run. Obviously it's nice to have a harddrive at one's disposal.
Can anyone help with this? thanks!