Re: trimmed down rescue/root/driver disk sets
On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2000 at 10:21:04PM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
> > On i386, preliminary tests show that I can create a root/rescue/driver set
> > with support for common setups (ide, scsi, pci/isa net cards, pcmcia, but no
> > raid) in 3 disks (1 root + 1 rescue + 1 driver) instead of the current 5.
> > It'd be really nice if the root and rescue image can fit on the same floppy,
> > but i don't know if that'll possible. The kernel image I have now is about
> > 940k. :(
> You might want to look at how tomsrtbt and the other mini-Linuxes do it.
> The consensus seems to be to use a 1722k superformatted disk. Don't know
> how that will work with _old_ floppy drives.
I use 1920k and 1760k _ext2_ floppies on pre-1991 drives and FDC's
with very few problems, maybe three bad disks out of the last 100.
Formatting past track 80 is asking for trouble though.