attempting to boot with loadlin

Jeff Whitsitt jswhitsitt at
Sat Nov 30 10:48:55 PST 2002

OK, I'm getting somewhere. I pointed loadlin to my host (Mandrake) vmlinuz image with the LFS root and it works.

So my lfskernel is "corrupt".

When I finished the LFS system, I exited from chroot and copied lfskernel to the windows partition as follows:

cp $LFS/boot/lfskernel /mnt/windows/lfs/lfskernel

This didn't work.  Any suggestions how I should copy it.I guess I could copy it to a floppy from linux and use rawrite to copy it to the windows partition.  WIll this work or is there an easier way?  Thanks!

> Jeff Whitsitt [jswhitsitt at] wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I have an older machine that I dual boot Win95 and Mandrake 8.2. 
> > When I put Mandrake on it was simpler to use loadlin because of the >
> old BIOS.  Now I have completed a LFS system using LinuxFromScratch >
> 4.0 to the letter. I setup the LFS system with loadlin just like 
> > Mandrake.
> >
> > Setup a lfs.bat as follows:
> > @echo off
> > c:\loadlin -v c:\lfs\lfskernel ro root=/dev/hdc7 hdd=ide-scsi
> >
> > Copied lfskernel to the Windows partition where loadlin and the bat >
> file are.
> >
> > But when I choose LFS, I get an Image file not found error.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >Jeff
> I'm just taking a complete shot in the dark, seeing as I have never used
> loadlin, but perhaps if you make your kernel as a zImage instead of a
> bzImage it would work. Normally I wouldn't just guess at people's
> problems but it doesn't seem like you're having much luck moving paths
> around and such.

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