how do you build a custom install cd with elilo
joines at okstate.edu
Thu Dec 20 22:36:48 GMT 2007
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 10:54:35AM -0600, Jason Joines wrote:
>> 1. create a version of the Ubuntu boot CD that uses eLilo instead of
>> syslinux and kernel 2.6.24-rc4
> The Intel Macs will only do EFI booting off CDs that are in HFS+ format,
> and there currently aren't any tools to generate those on Linux. Do the
> Xserves support booting legacy OSs? If so, just use a standard gutsy CD.
Nope, they don't support booting legacy OSs. The laptop and
desktop macs include BIOS emulation in some boot ROM that allows them to
do so. I run Kubuntu on a powerbook pro without EFI. The intel
xserve does not include the BIOS emulation. I gathered the patches to
eLilo and to 2.6.24-rc4 were all that was need to allow booting Linux on
these boxes. I didn't know about the HFS+ format needed for the CDs.
Is that documented somewhere you know of? I wonder if I can use a mac
to make a Linux install on an HFS+ formatted CD.
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