no - i want to boot from HD toram without lilo, without "installation" again, if it works from cdrom if it boots from usb
damn, why doesnt it boot from hdd? again no depackaging, no trees, just the 50 meg file copied to hdd and a boot record on hdd (NOT ON FLOPPY, NO FLOPPY THERE) just like booting from cdrom. AGAIN: NO "installation"Your description or terminology is a little confusing... let me explain.
If , by " no installation" , you mean you wish to run from the compressed image, rather than a HDinstalled filesystem, that is no problem. Like you stated, cdrom does it, usb does it, and hdd can do it too.
But , you also say that you do not want lilo. SO , how do you wish to boot your compressed filesystem?
Normally, you can use either a cdrom , usbkey, or floppy to boot your box. at the prompt: , type " dsl toram fromhd=/dev/hda1 " or whatever HD partition you copied your cd contents to..
Without lilo or grub, these are your only options for booting the compressed filesystem that you copied over to your HD.
Search the documentation and the forums for "frugal" or "poormans"
Also, the 'bootfrom' option needs the partition, not the path. i.e. - not " dsl bootfrom=/home/dsl/iso.iso " , but " dsl bootfrom=/dev/hda1/iso.iso "