[Grml] Boot grml iso using grml-small

Tong Sun mlist4suntong at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 21:14:13 CEST 2007

Re: The bootfrom=xxx.iso doesn't work

--- Tong wrote:

> I found that the bootfrom=xxx.iso cheatcode does not work as expected. 
> I notice the following grub boot menu, 
> title           GRML 0.9 from .ISO on sda2
>   root          (hd0,2)
>   kernel  /boot.grml/isolinux/linux26 welcome noeject noprompt
> ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce
> bootfrom=/dev/sda2/Grml/grml_0.9.iso
>   initrd  /boot.grml/isolinux/minirt26.gz
>   savedefault
>   boot
> only works as long as my USB key was plugged in. If not, it won't work. 

Using the equvalient syslinux.cfg entry, I was able to boot grml iso from HD
using grml-small from USB, but there is a problem, 

> Having Looked into the issue, I realized that,
> grml search for grml image in all patitions first before doing the bootfrom=
> cheatcode. When my USB key is plugged in, it can continue on, mounting the
> .iso
> as root the second time, though it report missing /lib/.../modeprobe.dep
> beforehand. 

The problem may related to this (unable to load modules). Thy symptom is that
the ifconfig -a only shows lo device, not eth0. If I specified 'ifup eth0', the
respond was no such device or similar. Duplicated the result each time when

Booting grml-small or grml directly won't have such problem. eth0 works fine. 

Test environment: grml 0.9/grml-small 0.3


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