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Re: Boot Disc Construction Time Again
  • From: Oliver Ob <ob_ok@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 15:46:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <3B407B21.C7BD5607@xxxxxxx>
lawson_whitney@xxxxxxxx schrieb:
>
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Oliver Ob wrote:
>
> > Hi mates,
> > this is for some boot disk concerns.
> >
> > I want to learn how to create my own Linux boot disk using which
> > I can run a REAL TIGHT linux from this disk.
>
> To start a linux system, you need a kernel _and_ a root filesystem. To
> fit both on 1 floppy gets a bit crowded, but can be done.
>
> tomsrtbt is the classic example; you can just use it as is or customise
> it and build your own, and there is some doco with it. I admit I have
> never read it, though :-)
>
> ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/recovery/
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/recovery/
> >
> > Any pointer to valueable texts, what I plan is this:
> >
> > Boot Linux incl. Network
> > Run insmod ppa for my ZiP-parallel drive
> >
> The easy way to load modules from a boot floppy is with an initrd.
>

> get the mkinitrd rpm (comes with RH based distros, but I have used it on
> Slackware, so it should work anywhere, and read the man page.
>
> > Is there enough place for a mignite comm? or clone?
>
> What is clone? I know clone(), but I don't know it as a command or
> program. Anything you fit means something else doesn't fit. can you do
> without rpm, gzip and tar? vi? mail?
>
> You will need to know more about lilo than you want to know. If you
> can't be bothered with <lilo>/README, at least study the lilo
> micro-howto.
> >
thanks lawson, too.

i misspelled it. i mean midnite comm(ander) or a clone of it, which
is significantly shorter to fit (packed to be extracted to a ramdisk)
on one 1.44 3.5" disk.

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