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Old 08-26-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Lightbulb I want to install a minimum Linux on hdc1, it's 50MB only!


I use the command mkbootdisk make a boot floppy.
It can normally boot up.

Then I copy the 4 files(boot.msg&ldlinux.sys&syslinux.cfg&vmlinuz)
to hdc1. But it cannot boot from hdc1.

How can I make hdc1 bootable?

There's nothing on hdc1 before.
I want to install a minimum Linux on hdc1, it's 50MB only!
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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I dunno if it'll ever work, but try checking for hidden files, just in case you missed some.

Also, take a look at Damn Small Linux (DistroWatch Info Here ). That claims to be 50MB in size.

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Old 08-26-2003, 08:54 PM   #3
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is there a command like:
sys a: c:

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Old 08-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #4
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Have you looked at Damn Small Linux, that would seem to be your best bet. It has a fully functional desktop etc.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:01 PM   #5
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I need hdc1 bootable only.
just contain system file, help me!
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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Out of interest, why?

Dan
 
Old 08-26-2003, 10:08 PM   #7
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In dos prompt, you can type
sys c: a:
make a bootdisk,
or sys c: d: to make d: bootable

the system files are:
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS
COMMAND.COM

I wanna know what boot up system files are in Linux
and how to make hda1 bootable? thanks!
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:47 AM   #8
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1.
Thanks to Odd_Bloke !
I have download Damn Small Linux 0.4.1
It's really a cute Linux !
I make a boot floppy then run it.

How can I install Damn Small Linux on hard disk?

2.
I cannot find any hidden files on boot floppy.
the file boot.msg is unnecessary.

How to boot up from hda1, only use the follwoing system files?
ldlinux.sys
syslinux.cfg
vmlinuz
 
Old 08-27-2003, 09:08 AM   #9
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I have been installed DAMN small Linux by type dsl-install
It use 135MB harddisk
I like it
 
  


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