Re: problems making own boot-floppies for MegaRAID
Thanks for the very useful email, Stephen. Life seems fun again!
On 30/12/01, Stephen R Marenka (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2001 at 02:09:34AM +0000, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > 1) My kernel is 1.5M, larger than a floppy! Won't this be a problem?
> When you created the kernel did you make zImage, make bzImage
> If your compressed kernel is bigger than 1.5M, you need to remove some
> drivers and try again. You probably would want to start with the
> .config from the compact flavor of boot-floppies.
Thanks for the great idea and url!
> > 2) Can I somehow mount the boot disk image without putting it on a
> > floppy and mounting that, to do the kernel image swap? (I'm trying
> > to do as much of this as possible away from the office, sshing in!).
> Are you already running linux on this box? There are some notes on
> bootstrapping Debian from other distros in the archives
This is a completely new, naked server! I'm hoping to get the necessary
floppy disk images all prepped on another server so that I can fly into
the office and do the basic install on the new server before work begins
in the office in the new year - without spending too much day time away
from my family.
> > 3) Although I've installed the boot-floppies package (and deps) on my
> > potato server, I can't find the promised docs.
> Don't bother with boot-floppies directly. Just add your custom kernel to
> a rescue floppy, some rough directions are at
I'll do it this way. Thanks for the pointers.