What to put into the parameters?

Asked by Sebastian Mevatne on 2014-10-22

Hello and greetings from the land of cold stuff. First off im probably the dumbest person alive, bc I couldnt find any information on this on the Web.

Im trying to put an DSL iso into the GRUB using GRUB-customizer (v. 4.0.6).

The .iso is on sda2 (mounted in /dev/) (which happens to be win7 on NTFS) while Im running Mint 17 from sda4.

I really need help with the settings in the Entry editor, bc Im utterly clueless.

*for the type i put "Linux-ISO" (duh)
*Partition: "/dev/sda2 (ntfs) (sorta duh)
*Initial ramdisk: Never ever heard of it, looked for a .lz file inside the .iso, decided to stick with the default "/casper/initrd.lz"
*Path to iso: "/Users/Ola/Downloads/dsl-4.4.10.iso" bc my file is in the downloads folder of my win7.
*Linux image: Oh Lawdy halp meh! Default didnt work, so i went with /KNOPPIX/boot/isolinux/ because thats the the folder that had some binary files in it, which I know nothing about which seemed to correlate with my cluelessness of what to put in the field, so it was meant to be.
*Locale: Something I should know something about, but really dont. Default: "en_US" doesnt go with any folder inside the .iso
*Kernel params: Halp. default: bootkbd=us console-setup/layoutcode=us noeject --

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The problem is, that not every linux image can be booted from iso. To do this it needs some extra files. Ubuntu has these extra files on /casper and I think most of the other distros has them too. But I don't know whether DSL has them.

I downloaded an iso from http://distro.ibiblio.org/damnsmall/release_candidate/dsl-4.11.rc2.iso. But there seems to be only a file KNOPPIX inside of /KNOPPIX. Isn't it the same for you?

On the image I've downloaded I'd use:

/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz as Initial ramdisk
/boot/isolinux/linux24 as Linux image

The other settings seem to be ok (path to iso, partition).

Sebastian Mevatne (zebscy) said : #2

I couldnt get it to work with the settings you gave me, so it probably doesnt support being booted from ISO.
I did one with Kali and it worked fine.
Thanks for the great program!

Sebastian Mevatne (zebscy) said : #3

Thanks Daniel Richter, that solved my question.