When last you heard from me, I was trying to get SuSE 6.3 to boot from the
hard disk. The corrective steps that I took were:
1. Boot from CD and proceed with installation up to the dialog for
installing Linux from scratch. Press ALT-F2 to get to a new shell
mount /dev/sda1 /boot -- change the partition to match what ever you
mount /dev/scd1 /cdrom -- again ... adjust
cp /cdrom/etc/vmlinux.gz /boot
3. At this point, I was still "booting" from the CDROM, but Milo was the
thing that was loading. So, after reboot, the MILO> prompt appears, and I
boot sda1:/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda4
Obviously, you will want to change the partitions to fit your system.
At this point, Linux booted from my SCSI disk andthe rest of the SuSE
installation completed. I then mounted my dos partition:
mount -t msdos /dev/sda2 /dos
and copied the necessary milo/linload files:
mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
cp /cdrom/milo/pc164/* /dos
5. I stopped the system with a shutdown -h 0 and hit the reset switch
6. I built a new ARC boot option for loading from the hard disk.
OsLoadOptions=boot sda1:/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda4
NOTE: my partitions are:
sda1 - 20MB, ext2, /boot
sda2 - 20MB, msdos, /dos
sda3 - 299MB, swap
sda4 - 3.5GB, ext2, /
I hope this will help someone else.
PS, my next task is to find out why the machine freezes when I use the KDE
browser to look at web pages.