Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Feb. 10 2008,20:40
My hd frugal install fails to boot with the error "can't find KNOPPIX filesystem,...". I've read and tried every reported solution to this error that I could find, but so far no joy.
tried: nodma, bootfrom=, fromhd=.
dev/hda2/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX exists and "diff" shows no diference between it and ther one on the CD (which boots ok).
Interestingly, if I have "bootfrom=/dev/hda2" as a grub option and I start booting from the hd, but insert the dsl cdrom before it gets to looking for KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX it first "looks at" /dev/sda1 and spins up the CD briefly, and then successfully switches to /dev/hda2 and completes the toram boot!
/dev/hda2 is reiserfs partition with a broken SUSE install on it.
My grub entry:
title DSL fb1024x768
kernel /boot/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda2 vga=791 nopcmcia frugal toram
How can boot find the kernel, but not the cloop KNOPPIX, normally, yet find it after it finds the CD?