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Old 03-26-2005, 05:32 PM   #1
Bill Johns
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Booting from floppy


I did the rdev /dev/fd0 on the kernel and copied it to a floppy.

I tried to copy /root to another floppy.
And still get the kernel panick, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks ahead of time
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:25 AM   #2
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Re: Booting from floppy

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Originally posted by Bill Johns
I did the rdev /dev/fd0 on the kernel and copied it to a floppy.

I tried to copy /root to another floppy.
And still get the kernel panick, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks ahead of time
Why are you using rdev? Why aren't you creating the two floppies, MODULES and INSTALL using dd or rawrite from the boot images on the CD?

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2.3 The ``rdev'' utility

There are a few of the kernel boot parameters that have their default values stored in various bytes in the kernel image itself. There is a utility called rdev that is installed on most systems that knows where these values are, and how to change them. It can also change things that have no kernel boot argument equivalent, such as the default video mode used.

The rdev utility is usually also aliased to swapdev, ramsize, vidmode and rootflags. These are the five things that rdev can change, those being the root device, the swap device, the RAM disk parameters, the default video mode, and the readonly/readwrite setting of root device.

More information on rdev can be found by typing rdev -h or by reading the supplied man page (man rdev).
Quote link > http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO-2.html#ss2.3
 
Old 03-30-2005, 05:06 AM   #3
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Yes I alway check FAQ's and help doc's. Problem is they never seem to have any info on the problems and or questions that I have.
I have some older disks that have that info on them and they boot to kernel panick.
And also there is noway to get into the iso file that I down loaded of mandrake to do what you say.
I just want to get past the kernel panick deal.
 
  


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