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Old 10-24-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
Pepito Grillo
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Question boot-floppies


Hi to everyone.

I just want to create a linux boot-floopie. But I want to be sure to choose
one that already has the "lspci" command.

Could anyone of you give me a hand?


Many thanks in advance.


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Old 10-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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i know tomsrootboot disk does not have it but can i suggest an alternative?

why not grab smartbootmanager boot disk to enable cd booting?
this bypasses old bios that can not boot cd drives.

http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

then choose any live cd you like

Damnsmalllinux is about 50 megs
puppy is also small

ubergeeks choose sidux of course (heh heh)
 
Old 10-27-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Many thanks,

but the problem is that I might not have cd room in some of the pcs I want to install linux.

I'm gonna keep looking for a minilinux distribution with lspci command, if i find one I'll let you know. If the opposite, plz do the same.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 06:51 AM   #4
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then you are looking for package pciutils (in a Debian system)

weird thing happened...I had a old toms boot floppy booted it in virtualbox ran command lspci....command not found

google today for pciutils and toms is mentioned?

I may have to revisit this post

EDIT

ok google was misleading as toms and knoppix or lnx-bbc mentioned on same pages and it was on the cd and not on toms.

2) I went into toms for real...lspci command not found

find / -name pciutils (or lspci) -> nil hits

so it ain't toms

Last edited by aus9; 10-28-2008 at 02:45 AM.
 
Old 10-27-2008, 06:57 AM   #5
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Basically, choose any boot floppy and make sure 'lspci' is in the initramfs image.
 
  


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