Re: "Quick" boot from floppy?
Subject: "Quick" boot from floppy?
Date: Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 02:44:04PM -0600
In reply to:Rick Macdonald
Quoting Rick Macdonald(firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I've always used lilo, but I installed slink on a friends PC and for now
> he's using a boot floppy (to not interfere with his NT).
> It boots the whole kernel from the floppy.
> I thought there was a way to set up a boot floppy that somehow knows to
> switch to the harddrive partition and boot the kernel found there. Like,
> installing lilo on a floppy instead of the kernel itself.
> Am I dreaming, or how is this done? I couldn't find this in the various
> docs that I checked.
No, your not dreaming. Here is a script I use when updating kernels.
echo "Making Boot floppy for DEBIAN 2.2.3 /dev/hdb2 OK?"
echo "R-deving /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage"
rdev -R /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage 1
rdev /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /dev/hdb2
rdev -v /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage 0x317
echo " Making boot floppy"
dd if=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 conv=sync ; sync
HTH, YMMV, HAND
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