GeeXboX for PC – Booting from HDD
Installing GeeXboX as a secondary Linux OS …
If you already have a Linux OS installed on your system (such as Ubuntu), you might just want to add an extra GeeXboX entry to your existing bootloader (usually grub).
This allow you to install GeeXboX very easily and boot it from your HDD.
While we recommend that you better install it on a removable USB disk, co-existing with your regular Linux install can be done in a few simple steps (in the following example we suppose your / is mounted through /dev/sda1):
- create yourself a /GEEXBOX directory on your root filesystem.
- from the GeeXboX CD, copy vmlinuz and initrd into /GEEXBOX, and rootfs into /.
- if you’re using GRUB Legacy, edit as root the /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following at the bottom the file:
kernel /GEEXBOX/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 vga=789 quiet splash loglevel=3 rw