Re: Recovering Open Firmware [was: On using the imstt driver on a 9600 (was: Re: X on a 9600 artifacts...)]
On Aug 21 2002, Rogério Brito wrote:
> Anyway, to create a bootable floppy, I do:
Just some addenda:
> 5 - copy the vmlinux.gz to replace the floppy's zImage;
You may need to hexedit (use Emacs for that) the floppy's
System file with the root device of your install (specifying
"root=<major_number><minor_number>"). Don't forget to copy the
System file back to the floppy after you edit that with your
You may also specify this "root=xxxx" option hardcoded in the
kernel, with an option that I don't remember, but I tend to
prefer to specify the root device in the floppy.
> 7 - install the modules;
Don't forget to install the System.map file or some programs
will complain. While you're at it, don't forget to copy the
kernel .config file to a safe place.
I hope that it's clearer now.
Rogério Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito