Re: booting problem!

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 14:27:10 EST

Followup to: <4086424B.9070206@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
By author: manu <manu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In newsgroup:
> hi all iam new to this list.
> i am trying to install the linux without bootloader.
> i used dd to write kernel image to /dev/hdc.
> but when i try to boot from it. it is saying
> Loading.
> 4000
> AX:0208
> BX:0200
> CX:0002
> DX:0000
> 4000
> iam using 2.4.22 kernel.
> can anybody tell me whts the problem. when i tried same with /dev/fd0 (floppy) it is booting fine.but i dont know
> whts the prolem with the compact flash,any ideas.

The builtin boot sector can only be used to boot from legacy floppy
drives, not even USB or IDE floppy drives. It's use is deprecated
(and removed in 2.6.)

Use a bootloader.

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