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Old 10-07-2002, 07:30 AM   #1
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Smile X windows in Boot disk


Hi,
I've made a boot disk for linux RH. What extra files do I have to add if I want to login in X windows directly through the boot disk. Right now I'm just able to boot in sigle user mode. And I'm not really interested in the login part.

One more thing. Does anybody know where the binary of 'cd' command is. When I did 'whereis cd', it gave me 2 stupid zip files. That's really confusing.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hi
How did you make the boot disk ?
Cause if i use this;
mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 kernelno ( use uname -r
to get yours like; for inst. 2.4.18-6 for my mdk box)
it creates a boot disk that boots into runlevel 5 (my redhat default)

and cd is a bash builtin
do man cd
those tar files ar the man pages
good luck

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Old 10-10-2002, 03:50 AM   #3
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I created my bootdisk in a very crude manner.
I first made the filesystem in a ramdisk. Then I zipped it to rootfs.gz.
I complied my kernel, and transferred it to floppy. Then I tranferred my rootfs.gz to the other floppy.
I did rdev.
So, I didn't make it with mkbootdisk.

Thanks for the cd description.

now what?
 
Old 10-10-2002, 04:06 PM   #4
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Hi
uuhmm maybe try mkbootdisk anyway?
take a look here for general info;
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/index.html
I never made a bootdisk that way so i can't provide you
with much more info on that.
regards
 
Old 10-12-2002, 01:37 AM   #5
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I don't think that you can put all of the XFree86 libraries onto one boot disk. The only way I can think of to do it would be to make a bootable cd.
 
Old 10-13-2002, 01:52 PM   #6
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Or just download one...
Knoppix is one that's currently under discussion in another thread, and looks good. Also, something called Super Rescue CD which, I believe, is available from the kernel site, is good too.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 05:51 AM   #7
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Smile

I agree with that,
I actually have to put the X in rom and boot from there. Though I hardly have any idea of the cramfs yet. So, there isn't the space crunch as there was in floppy.
Now, would you tell me what files I need to boot into X win. What executables, what /etc files, etc?

cramfs has 3 filesystems: init, rootfs, user FS.
Whereas the normal boot floppy that I made has just a root file system. Do any of you have an idea of what that's about?

Thanks.
 
  


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