[svlug] Single floppy system
Karl F. Larsen
k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 18 14:34:01 PDT 2000
Richard I have images for 2 floopy disks the first of which is the Red Hat
Boot and the other their rescue disk. With this pair of disks you can in
most cases mount a cd-rom and all the nice tools to rebuild a Linux box
almost from a blank hard disk. If anyone has the Red Hat cd-rom's from
back about version 5.2 or before these images are on them. For some reason
they are missing on the new Red Hat cd's
On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Richard Jennings wrote:
> I'm trying to make a boot floppy using busybox and ash. The goal is
> to have a single floppy that will boot up into a shell where I can
> execute a few commands, fdisk, mke2fs, mount, etc... I have all the
> components trimmed down to fit on a single floppy. I have a kernel
> with the few modules that I need compiled in. I am using LILO as the
> bootloader. /etc/lilo.conf has the lines :
> boot = /dev/fd0
> The system boots fine but then I'm prompted for a root disk. When I
> hit return the system fails with a kernel panic can't find init. Even
> though I have init compiled into busybox.
> I've tried using rdev to set the ramdisk word to 0 and set the root
> device to /dev/fd0. This still does not solve the problem.
> I made an initrd with roughly the same results.
> Has anyone successfully made a single floppy system like this? If so,
> how? Do you have a floppy image you are willing to share?
> Richard Jennings
> Sandia National Labs
> 7011 East Ave.
> PO Box 969 MailStop 9055
> Livermore, CA 94551
> ph 925-294-2696
> Fax 925-294-2550
> Richard_Jennings at sandia.gov
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