lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Jun]   [12]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Q: how to run linux in a diskimage on NTFS
Have a look at http://www.phatlinux.com/ as they install Linux in a file
on windows (I don't know how they sort out the boot but you can find out
yourself).

Hope this helps,

Anton
--
Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on irc.freenode.net
WWW: http://linux-ntfs.sf.net/ & http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, lode leroy wrote:
> I want to run linux on an embedded system that does
> not have a CDROM or FLOPPY, so the only possibility
> is to go over the network.
>
> The machine is running WinXP, and I would prefer not
> to install a boot manager, or destroy the filesystem,
> which is NTFS.
>
> Is there a possibility to do the following:
>
> 1) put the following files on the NTFS partition:
> bootsector (<- don't know how to create this one)
> bootmanager (<- don't know what to put here)
> kernel image
> ramdisk image
> disk image
> 2) call the bootsector from NTLDR
> 3) call the bootmanager from the bootsector
> 4) load the kernel and ramdisk image from the bootmanager
> 5) mount the NTFS partition READ-WRITE
> 6) mount the disk image READ-WRITE over the loopback device
>
> 7) if possible, disable NTFS/WRITE for anything but the disk image.
>
>
> Can anyone advise me on which bootmanager to use?
> Can anyone tell me if this is possible?
>
> -- lode
>
> ps: please CC me directly
>
> _________________________________________________________________
> MSN Search, for relevant search results! http://search.msn.be
>
> -
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
> the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
> Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:36    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans