Mer/Documentation/Making x86 Mer Bootable

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[edit] Making a x86 Mer bootable

Partition your boot device, make a ext3 partition. In the following, sda1 is your ext3 partition and sda is your boot device. Only install this on a USB stick or whatever that you want to have possibly destroyed.

mkdir -p /mnt/mer
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/mer
  • Grab a release x86-generic tar.gz and put in /mnt/mer, tar pzvxf it from within /mnt/mer or use the imager from above and sh imager targets/mer-x86-generic-only-fs /mnt/mer.
grub-install --no-floppy --recheck --root-directory=/mnt/mer /dev/sda
chroot /mnt/mer update-grub
  • Verify your /mnt/mer/boot/grub/menu.lst looks correct
  • umount /mnt/mer (if you can)