7.20. Making the Temporary System Bootable



This bootloader is for the MIPS based cobalt servers RaQ, RaQ2, Qube, or the Qube2.

Boot loading can be a complex area, so a few cautionary words are in order. Be familiar with the current boot loader and any other operating systems present on the hard drive(s) that need to be bootable. Make sure that an emergency boot disk is ready to “rescue” the computer if the computer becomes unusable (un-bootable).

Earlier, we compiled and installed the Cobalt boot loader software in preparation for this step. Now we will configure our system to boot using Colo. Here is a simple default.colo to use.

cat > ${CLFS}/boot/default.colo << "EOF"
# load linux
lcd 'Booting 3.14.21...'
load vmlinux-3.14.21.gz
execute root=/dev/hda2 console=ttyS0,115200 ide1=noprobe