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About Installing Alpine on Compact Flash and Installing Alpine on USB, I think those two should be merged, steps are thesame. --K0gen 20:06, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Booting from ISO

Current system is a 2.8 Prescott Pentium IV with 2MB RAM, booting from a 1GB CF plugged into the IDE controller, with an attached 500GB SATA HDD for data. When I tried to install Alpine from the LiveCD to this card, which is listed as an hard drive by the BIOS, it complained of insufficient space. Fair enough. Next I tried to follow this recipe to boot from Alpine 2.1.4 iso; at the end you find this tip:

Adding an Unlisted ISO: To try ISO Files that are not yet listed, use the existing menuentry examples in /boot/grub/grub.cfg and append any options normally found in the distributions syslinux.cfg file on the "append" line to the "linux" line of the menu entry.

So I downloaded the latest Alpine iso via wget and modified the appropriate grub.cfg lines to:

linux (loop)/boot/grsec initrd=/boot/grsec.gz iso-scan/filename=/alpine214.iso alpine_dev=usbdisk:vfat modules=loop,cramfs,sd-mod,usb-storage quiet
initrd (loop)/boot/grsec.gz

All I got when I tried to boot this was the following error:

Alpine Init 2.1.2
/init: eval: line 1: syntax error: unexpected "("
kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted #1-Alpine

I must say all went well with the Linux Mint 10.10 iso, into which I'm able to boot with no issues. Anyone care to advise?