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Problems with menu.lst

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:16 am    Post subject: Problems with menu.lst Reply with quote

Hi There,
I have a CF card in an IDE adapter formated with two partitions.
hda1 about 200 Mb and hda2 about 4 Gb. Not other opperating systems will be installed only dsl-n on hda1 with hda2 to be used for everything else.

I want to run in memory with out a swap file so I don't wear out my cf card. I have 512 Mb ram and DSL (std) seemed to cope with that no problem.

I booted from the RC1 cd and ran the apps -> tools -> frugal -> grub install. That seemed to go well but there were a lot less options than the old /usr/sbin/frugal_install.sh

I still have DSL (std) installed on another CF card and it works ok. I have been editing the menu.lst file trying to get it to do the same stuff I had standard DSL doing. Has the format of this file changed with the new kernel?

My old menu.lst from DSL looks like this.
title DSL
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 toram mydsl=hda2 opt=hda2 quiet vga=normal n
oacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal

The new one from DSL-N looks like this
title DSL (with a bit of editing from me.)
kernel /boot/linux root=/dev/hda1 toram init=/etc/init quiet vga=789 nomce apm=power-off frugal

But it doesn't boot.
I get the message
RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 4194304)
Kernel panic - not syncing: No Init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

If I select the entry the install script came up with the system boots ok but it doesn't do a toram.

title DSL
kernel /boot/linux root=/dev/hda1 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init quiet vga=normal nomce apm=power-off frugal

So, too the question?
How do I do.....
toram home=hda2 opt=hda2 vga=789
with automated backup
and mydsl = hda2.

Thanks in advance?

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