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Old 06-07-2008, 03:24 PM   #16
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Ok, this linux distribution has both bz2 and tar, and will fit on one floppy disk

http://www.toms.net/rb/

Also:

http://chris.silmor.de/hal91/
http://www.volny.cz/basiclinux/
http://alcolix.sourceforge.net/
http://www.fdlinux.com/
http://paud.sourceforge.net/
http://www.minimalinux.org/ttylinux/

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:50 PM   #17
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All the livecds and linux distros are shipped with tar and bzip2. Those are basic tools.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 04:03 PM   #18
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yes,i understand, me need livecd only,i wont bziping my archives, burn in cd and with livecd linux unpack archives
 
Old 06-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #19
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i making mkinitrd in boot directory and after booting initrd me writted error cannot mount /dev/ram0..
how to fix?
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:45 AM   #20
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I will try to help you, but I have never done this before.

look here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...D_using_dmraid

if you look at his comments, and not so much the lines of code, you will see that you have to make some changes to the kernel parameters in the initrd file to tell it to use /dev/ram0 and to be able to execute the file. Also give an optional parameter to the mkinitrd command. He is using slackware, but maybe you can understand what you have to do for your distribution.

I do not know if it will help, but perhaps you could create another partition for loading the new linux distribution, and then change the bootloader configuration file (grub or lilo) to boot from the linux image stored in this new partition.

This link explains how to boot from the hard drive or USB if there is a /dev/ram0 problem:

http://homepage.swissonline.ch/linde...ootFromUsb.pdf

Here is one more link that might help:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...highpoint.html

It says:

"oh that reminds me in the grub.conf you will need root=/dev/ram0 that is your initial ram disk starting point not the harddisk your harddisk partition would be"

maybe if you don't have root set to /dev/ram0, you will not have permission to mount it and access it. Maybe this is causing the problem.

Also, you may have to change grub or lilo to:

kernel /bzImage ro root=/dev/ram0 noapic init=linuxrc

so it does not look to the hard drive, but instead to ram

Here is alot of information about initrd:

http://linuxreviews.org/man/initrd/

Look at this link under "make the boot image"

http://azbikelaw.org/computer/linux.html

On this page:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=805230

Make sure to include root=/dev/ram0 and init=/linuxrc on the kernel line ... as well real_root=/dev/hdxx where xx is your ROOT partition (a1, a2, b1, etc.)

I have also seen it recommended that you make a link between /dev/ram0 and /dev/ramdisk

older kernels use /dev/ramdisk, newer ones use /dev/ram0

I have also read that telling the kernel that root=/dev/ram0 prevents it from being remounted after initrd

If you still cannot figure it out, you can post to

http://www.justlinux.com

They are very helpful, but you must provide a description of the problem in the subject header.

Another idea is to send a message to the people who support whatever distribution you have decided to use, or forums related to that distribution.

Last edited by ehawk; 06-08-2008 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 02:38 PM   #21
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Where i can download the very small linux livecd only with archives tool,witout dev.tools and others...
 
  


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