Booting to CD and the handing off to HD

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at
Mon Oct 4 09:38:55 PDT 2004

On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 08:58:05PM -0700, Cristobal Miguelo wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm going to be working on a firewall box where I want to boot to CD
> and run an integrity check on the Hard Drive.  If the Hard Drive checks
> out OK, I want the CD to then hand off to the hard drive and boot the
> hard drive.
> Is that possible?   What man pages and/or web pages should I read to
> make it happen?
> Thanks!
> Cristobal

Well, you could certainly mount the harddisk partitions somewhere in the
filesystem while running under the CDROM booted kernel.  However, I
seriously doubt if you could change the running kernel to that from the
harddisk.  Why not just reboot to the harddisk after you have finished
your diagnostics with the CDROM?

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