Boot Linux without using any booting device

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By Syed Asim Abbas
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Date : 20-Feb-2010

To boot system with  with out cdrom, network or any booting device. Just copy the ISO image on your linux server and perform the following steps.

[root@power ~]# mkdir /mnt/tmp

mount Iso image.

[root@power ~]# mount -o loop /data/fc4/FC4-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/tmp

[root@power ~]# mkdir /boot/mylinux

cp /mnt/tmp/isolinux/vmlinuz /boot/mylinux

cp /mnt/tmp/isolinux/initrd.img /boot/mylinux/initrdMy.img

then add following lines to /etc/grub.conf

title Fedora Core 4 Installer
root (hd0,0) <<------------ boot partition
kernel /mylinux/vmlinuzMy
initrd /mylinux/initrdMy.img