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Booting off usb pen-drive

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:05 pm
by markii
Hello :)

I have successfully created a bootable usb pendrive, with no partition table; meaning that I formatted the full device.

kernel, rootfs etc are copied to the new filesystem. A conf directory was created and minimyth.conf placed there. (Not very many options set in this file, I was hoping there was a setup program I could run once I got MiniMyth properly booted)

But... Minimyth boots, mounts, starts the gui, and then halts complaining about missing configuration file.

Is Minimyth able to locate the locally installed configuration-file and run as standalone without a tftp server?

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:31 pm
by Pablo
Yes, it is able to locate it, but it does it through a "hack". You need to give the driver/partition the label 'minimyth'. It udev sees a drive/partion labeled 'minimyth', then it mounts it as '/minimyth'. If the MiniMyth init script sees a directory '/minimyth', then it assumes that '/minimyth' rather than the TFTP server is the '{boot}' directory. You can find more on this here.

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:20 pm
by markii
Got it working eventually. My initial installation was on a "non epia" box, with an unsupported network card, so no wonder....