Joined: Aug. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 12 2007,19:21
Well, I have good news and bad news.
I was making a monumental error with the minirt24 file I was editing (I was editing the minirt24.gz from the /boot in the DSL partition on the external HDD whereas -- because I can't boot directly from the external drive -- the kernel and initrd.img equivalent are called from the internal HDD). Anyway that explains a lot -- particularly why the sleep command wasn't working and why booting went ahead even when linuxrc was an empty file.
OK, so having made this prodigious breakthrough I inserted a 10 second sleep into linuxrc and rebooted to DSL. Yes, the delay certainly occurred this time and the external drive was totally ready to go -- but then the very same error message re-appeared about not finding the KNOPPIX image.
But then I saw this comment in the linuxrc
|# Harddisk-installed script part version has been removed|
# (KNOPPIX can be booted directly from HD now).
Does this indicate that only a CDROM image is being looked for and not anything on a hard disk?
Certainly, it looks at a whole list of devices (I think it's 45) but if it's only looking for something on a CDROM, this could be why it can't find anything on my external drive.
Perhaps I need to use a different minirt24 or hack the one I have to make it look for a HD image.
Given how easy it is to boot from the external drive, this might not be too difficult.