Follow these steps to boot:
Restart the PC using the lilo boot disk from the previous chapter.
At the LILO prompt, type bootdisk init=/bin/sh and press Enter.
Insert the new, compressed root disk when prompted.
The screen output should be similar to the following example:
boot: bootdisk init=/bin/sh Loading bootdisk Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting kernel. .. .. [various kernel messages] .. VFS: Insert root floppy to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0 VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) read-write. Freeing unused kernel memory: 178k freed # _
If the implementation was successful, this new root disk should behave exactly like the root disk from the previous chapter. The key difference is that this compressed root disk has much more room to grow and we will put this extra space to good use in the next phase of the project.