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Re: boot disks 2.3.5

Stephen R Marenka <stephen@marenka.net> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:27:31PM -0700, Duane Powers wrote:
> > Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > This applies to me precisely. Most of you probably saw my post earlier 
> > this morning, and after beating <most> of the stupid out of myself,
> > I compiled a kernel properly, and managed to get into the install 
> > process. However, when I try to load the operating system, I'm running 
> > into trouble that isn't covered at all in the above url. Questions I 
> > have would include, do I need to modify the root.bin disk? if so, how? 
> > why? how about the driver disks? Do I need to do anything other than 
> > modules.tgz? Do I have to install via driver disks? I can't get that 
> > far, I am getting an error when I try to remount the rescue disk,at the 
> > "install operating system kernel and modules" step, telling me Unable to 
> > mount the Rescue Floppy. You may have inserted the wrong floppy.  Please 
> > try again" which I can't find any information on, at least, not yet. I 
> > tried donwloading, from the net, but I get a wrong rescue disk error 
> > there as well, so now I'm lost.

I would guess that you don't have FAT support in the hand-made
kernel.  Thus it can't mount the rescue disk.

Yes, that is documented...

> I agree that the documentation isn't really suitable for newbies. On the
> occassion I had to do this, I didn't need to modify the root.bin. I also
> just grabbed the rescue and modules disks off the net to get through the
> installation. I believe I ended up manually mounting my custom rescue 
> disk and copying the appropriate stuff into /boot. I also set the
> /vmlinuz link manually and renamed the /lib/modules/xxx directory. The
> renaming is because I was using the compact disk set which had 
> "flavored" kernels and my kernel was plain.

Ah, yes, good point.  If you modify the kernel and such, you should
probably base it from the vanilla set rather than one fo the flavors.

That definately should be documented.

> That's not very easy. What I probably need to do is go through the whole
> process again, document it, and fix the documentation.

Very good idea.

> Or better yet, maybe someone else will come along and clean it up
> for us. :-)

Not a good idea to count on that.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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