View Full Version : [ubuntu] Grub2 - Dos Images files

March 3rd, 2011, 10:07 PM
I copied memdisk from /usr/lib/syslinux/ over the to my floppy disk image (dos622.img) and booted int the grub command prompt to see if i could load the image manually. with the following

linux /boot/memdisk
initrd /boot/dos622.img

but nothing occurs, it just goes back the the command prompt.

When i try

linux16 /boot/memdisk
initrd /boot/dos622.img

i get "linux-bz image, setup -0x600, size 0x5apc form the linux16 command and
"You need to load a kernel first" form the Initrd command.

any suggestions?

March 4th, 2011, 01:54 AM
I really do not know what you are talking about but should you not include a path statement for the file that you wish to run? In other words, you need to tell Grub where the file is. Of course I could be wrong.


March 4th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Forgive me, I was not clear enough

When booting and a DOS image files with the the following entry

menuentry 'Boot To DOS (version 6.22)' {
linux /boot/burg/memdisk
initrd /boot/burg/bootdisk/dos622.img

I got no messages or error warnings.

The solution seemed to be to use Linux16 and initrd16. which solved the problem of booting the imagefile.