are there no sympathetic souls out there who'd help me? ----- Forwarded message from "Martin F. Krafft" <email@example.com> ----- hi, i would like to build a 1722k bootdisk for a diskless router. sure, linuxrouter.org exists, but i would like to make it an exercise to do it myself. i have compiled a modular kernel (bzImage), i have created a compressed root filesystem according to http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO, and i placed the essential files onto this rootdisk (mail me for a list). now, however, i am experiencing two problems. essentially, i would like to have one single disk, with the kernel and the root image, but for now, i figure it's more important to get the kernel to boot with the root image from another disk. so with dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/fd0 rdev -R /dev/fd0 0 rdev -r /dev/fd0 49152 i have created a bootdisk that contains the kernel, and once that is loaded, it prompts for the second disk. the second disk is done using the filesystem loop-mounted from router.raw. this file i prepared as follows: umount router dd if=router.raw of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k the root file system contains /sbin/init and the following inittab: cat << EOF > /etc/inittab id:2:initdefault: si::sysinit:/etc/rc 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2 EOF /etc/rc for now only contains the following lines: cat << EOF > /etc/rc echo "executing /etc/rc ..." /bin/mount -av /bin/hostname yellow /sbin/ifup -a echo "done with /etc/rc." EOF init starts correctly, it runs throught he /etc/rc file, printing the echo lines to the terminal and mounting proc. however, then it claims INIT: Entering runlevel: 2 and just sits there forever. /sbin/getty is never executed, and i can't get into the system. then, every now and then, init complains about both getty's restarting to quickly and disabled them for 5 additional minutes. any clues what's up? i'll post my second problem once this is resolved. ----- End forwarded message ----- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck -- friends help you move. real friends help you move bodies.
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