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Re: [SLE] Boot Parameters-- re Darryl
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 20:56:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502072056.37640.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 07 February 2005 08:19 pm, Ted Hilts wrote:
> Darryl
> I read the man page before I posted.
> I could not read from the man page or your "clues" the method or
> process of placing up to 64 alternatives. I don't want a Boot Diskette
> or CD for every machine -- I want one Boot Diskette or CD to use to boot
> up all my machines. This means every alternative could specify
> different machines as well as kernel modifications or even a different
> kernel as well as different Linux distributions. This makes the
> alternatives NOT relative to the ISO image on the Boot Disk. Your
> selection suggested to me that I cannot take a SuSE Boot Diskette or CD
> and use this to boot up another Linux machine -- just the machine from
> which the ISO was derived. In other words I cannot take the Boot Disk
> for machine #1 and use it to boot up machine #2. I can, it seems,
> provide alternative kernels as alternatives on the same machine, but
> that is not what I am looking at doing.
> Thanks -- Ted

Please learn what GRUB is and what it does and then you'll see how easy this
all is. I don't think at this point that you have a clue. What you want to
do is very EASY with grub and you're just spinning your wheels until you
learn something about boot loaders.

> Darryl Gregorash wrote:
> > Again reading from the *manpage* yields a clue:
> >
> >
> > " -b eltorito_boot_image
> > Specifies the path and filename of the boot image to be
> > used when making an "El Torito"
> > bootable CD. The pathname must be relative to the
> > source path specified to mkisofs. This
> > option is required to make an "El Torito" bootable CD.
> > -eltorito-alt-boot
> > Start with a new set of "El Torito" boot parameters.
> > This allows to have more than one El
> > Torito boot on a CD. A maximum of 63 El Torito boot
> > entries may be put on a single CD."
> >
> > Presumably, if we RTF[ine] *manpage* we may find further clues.

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