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 22.214.171.124-grsec #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?