Re: Installing into DOS partition
Maisenbacher Matthias (K3/EMW4) * wrote:
> I was already asking this in debian-user, but nobody semmed to care.
> I tried to install potato into a DOS partition.
> First try: umsdos
> I copied umsdos.o into /tmp ann loaded it into the kernel,
> but mount (in the boot flavour) wasn't able to mount -t umsdos.
> When i (copied into /tmp and) tried the normal mount i got
> problems because of the version of glibc.
You'll need to supply more information. What is failing with umsdos.o?
Once you're able to mount, mount it on /target, the install routine
will accept that later.
> Second try: loop file system
> No modules needed, but same problem with mount.
I installed potato into a file using loop (mount -o loop /mnt/file /target)
today, so this works, proven.
> Did i make any mistakes or is it really impossible to install Debian into a
> DOS partition?
It's not supported from scratch.
> Are there already any thoughts about improving that?
Provide proper patches :)
> Could I (until a Debian solution) use a statically linked mount?
If you find a way to move it around (if the floppies are too full)
> If this is the wrong list, please forgive
> and point me to the right one.
Since some internal information is required, it's the proper one.
The only stupid question is the unasked one.
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