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Installation / use from CD

LiMP is available in either of two file formats: a .tar file or a bootable .iso . Installation of LiMP on linux systems is very straight forward, but needs some modification of the grub configuration file, which will be either grub.conf or menu.lst depending on your system.

Installation guide for Linux users using GRUB:

1. After unzipping the .tar file, just copy the “limp” folder to “/”.

2. Open the /boot/grub/menu.lst  from above zip file and copy the 3 lines (title, kernel, initrd) to /boot/grub/grub.conf (may be menu.lst on your system).

3. Edit the kernel line, with ip=your_ip_address , hostname=your_hostname (if you intend to use LiMP with networking abilities. If unsure, leave unchanged).

[Make sure that the file and folder (grldr, grub, grub/menu.lst , limp/limp.img and limp/mpl_ker are in small case)

USB Installation guide for Linux users using syslinux:

                   ---As suggested by Maxin B. John, Kerala, India

                    1. Mount the iso image to /mnt/test
                     >>mount -o loop limp_ver2.3.iso /mnt/test

                    2.Then mount the  usb stick (used dmesg to find out the exact device when connecting usb device to linux machine) into /media.
                        The usb device was registered as  sda1.

                    >>mount /dev/sda1 /media

                    3.Copied the files in the iso image into the usb stick
                    >>cp -rf  /mnt  /media

                    4.After completing  that , copy the files in /boot to the root of the usb
                    >>cp -rf /media/isolinux/* /media

                    5.Renamed the isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
                    >>mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg

                    6.Deleted the isolinux.bin as it is no longer needed.
                    >> rm isolinux.bin

                    7.Moved the kernel mpl_ker  and the limp.img into the root of the usb stick
                    >> mv  /media/limp/mpl_ker  /media
                    >> mv  /media/limp/limp.img  /media

                    8.Then modified the syslinux.cfg as given below

                    label limp
                    kernel mpl_ker
                    append root=/dev/ram0 rw initrd=limp.img

                9. And finally run the very famous  syslinux (available from http://syslinux.zytor.com/ )

                >>umount /media
                >>syslinux /dev/sda1

                After rebooting , modify the first boot option to USB HDD  in the BIOS.
                It will boot the LIMP  from the usb stick.

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