I am attemting to install a machine that only has a USB CDROM
attached. I compiled and burned a 2.5.72 kernel image with all the
necessary drivers. The CD boots fine and asks for a root filesystem
floppy. I created a root filesystem image on a second CD. At the
prompt, I replace the kernel image CD with the root filesystem CD.
The kernel complains that it cannot find the filesystem at sector 0 on
fd0. I need to somehow get it to look at sr0, the USB CDROM device.
Does anyone have any idea how to go about this? I tried using rdev to
change the root device, but that didn't seem to work (could be
operator error). I also tried burning the kernel image and rootfs on
the same CD, using rdev to provide a rootfs offset to the kernel, but
that did not seem to work either. I tried using lilo to setup a
bootdisk by first creating an environment using /dev/ram, copying it
to a file, and mounting it over /dev/loop, but lilo didn't cooperate.
Any documentation pointers and/or ideas would be extremely appreciated
- I am knee deep in coasters. I have looked into the bootdisk howto
among others and did not find a suitable solution.
Thanks in advance.