Floppy Boot to USB Flash
Alright, long story short I plugged in this 5 gig disk wrong to my desktop on the converter, fried.
Now I want to still use this machine. My idea is to have a floppy disk that I insert, which then calls the flash drive as root partition (old BIOS doesn't boot to USB). I'm just mostly wondering the best way to do this: What all I should have on the floppy disk necessary to make it call the /dev/sda1 root partition, and thus render the floppy unneeded until next boot.
I am very comfortable with custom building kernels, so if I need to make one small enough to fit on the floppy and have the necessary driver to call USB, I can do so.
My current idea is:
and the standard glibc.
Is there an easier way, do I need more, etc. ? Note that this system can not boot to burned CDs.