thanx: Re: booting problem ?

From: manu
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 01:05:53 EST

thanx for ur reply.
if u dont mind u want little more information about the problem.
wht do u mean by legacy floppy drive. if kernel can boot in that why not on IDE floppy drive. i think booting process is done by bios program, i dont think it depends up on kernel.why i cannot install & boot kernel from the compact flash in newer kernels.can u pls give some information about this.

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
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.

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

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.

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