Re: Installing with LS-120 drive
This is a really interesting problem... Sorry I cannot be of any help.
It however is of interest to me as, just this afternoon, I was thinking of
the possibility of putting a minimal installation (<90Mb) on a 120Mb disk
drive and running linux off that. Concievably there will be a second
floppy disk drive on the machine which could then be mounted as the
utility floppy drive.... The (non-x) possibilites apear to be endless with
I wonder what your thoughts about this are ...
On Sat, 28 Feb 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I have persuaded a co-worker to install Debian on his machine.
> > However, he has a LS-120 drive (essentially a 120MB capacity
> > floppy) and no "normal" floppy drive. I wrote a resc1440.bin
> > (from hamm/main/disks-i386/current) for him since rawrite2
> > will not work (apparently) with these disk drives. The problem
> > is when it comes to install the kernel and modules on the HDD,
> > the system cannot mount the floppy drive. I am trying to install
> > Debian on /dev/hdb (an IDE drive), and /dev/hda has a NT installation.
> > Any ideas how to overcome this?
> Perhaps by copying resc1440.bin from this LS drive to the HD, toghether with
> loadlin; And running loadlin to boot into Linux ?
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