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Re: Root floppy question

On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 06:49:15PM +0200, osk@osk.ch wrote:
> Hi Enrique,
> I'm really sorry to bother you but I'm really desperated and
> hoping you would help me.
> I'm trying to make a one-floppy-firewall.
> It boots, kernel finds my root image on the floppy, loads it 
> and says:
> VFS: mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
> that's all.
> It does echo what I type, it reboots if I type Ctrl-Alt-Del
> so the system is not dead but I don't get anything I expect.
> But, big BUT if I put in my root filesystem in /lib 
> the libc.so.6 from woodie's root floppy (673036 bytes)
> everything works as expected. But I need the "whole" libc,
> your version doesn't have some functions.

The installer uses mklibs.py for library reduction. It sounds 
like you want a version without reduced libraries, although that
might not fit on a floppy anymore. But to get it, I would say you
would need to get the source for boot-floppies

apt-get source boot-floppies

and then build it after figuring out how to switch off the reduction.

Just my .02

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