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Re: need major help- RESCUE and ROOT disks

Exodous wrote:
> Hey,
> How is everyone doing. I really need some help.  I need to make custom
> rescue and root disks for my systems with my specific kernel
> (2.4.0-test2-ac2).  I have tried so many ways and I have not reached any
> success.  I read the bootdisk howto , yard etc . I have no luck.  If
> someone can help with steps on how to make it. (I even tried to put my new
> kernel in debian rescue disks and nothing happened).  I would really
> appreciate if someone can tell the perfect way to do it . I have been
> trying for more than 2 weeks. So any help is appreciated.
> thank you
> exo
> (i need something which makes the root partition to go on ramdisk etc
> something along those lines ...what debian rescue and root disks do ..like
> that thanks)

Where did you have problems, getting the kernel on the disk, or getting
the 2.4-test kernel to work with the installer?

Did the kernel boot ?

The rescue disk just uses the syslinux boot loader, you should just be
able to rename your new kernel to the same name as the one on the rescue
disk and copy it to the floppy.

Busybox has some problems with 2.4, does your situation definitaly need
2.4, is there a way you can avoid it till afterwards isntalling.

If your doing other things other that installing you may want to look at
the /Documentation in the kernel, there is a ramdisk.txt initrd.txt,
apart from those there is other groovy stuff in 2.4 you may want to
consider like ramfs.

There is a way to specify a different kernel in the boot-floppies source
configuration files somewhere, i havent done it that way myself, but it
would be the way its supposed to be done.

If your experimenting a lot you may want to give vmware a go, saves
rebooting all the time.


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