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miboot floppies [was Re: powerpc d-i daily builds reactivated, use 2.6.12 kernels, including 64bit kernels, miboot floppies dropped for now.]

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 01:58:58 -0300 Rogério Brito wrote:
> Note to self: when replacing the zImage on the HFS boot floppy, one has
> to use the vmlinux image compressed with gzip, like this:

>     gzip -9 vmlinux
>     hmount /dev/fd0
>     hcopy vmlinux.gz :zImage
>     humount /dev/fd0

> No other image that I tried worked. But it was nice to (re)-discover how
> one makes a boot floppy for an OldWorld Mac.

I tried to repeat what Rogério Brito did (using the same kernel-source
(version 2.6.13-rc6-mm1), and the .config posted by Brito to the

But when doing the hcopy command mentioned above I get the following:

pc236:/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-rc6# hcopy vmlinux.gz :zImage
hcopy: "vmlinux.gz": volume full (No space left on device)

Here is some info on the floppy (unmodified boot-floppy-hfs.img from

pc236:/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-rc6# hmount /dev/fd0
Volume name is "Debian/PowerPC"
Volume was created on Thu May 16 11:22:34 2002
Volume was last modified on Thu May 16 11:22:34 2002
Volume has 179200 bytes free
pc236:/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-rc6# ls -l vmlinux.gz
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 1373583 Sep 12 16:06 vmlinux.gz
pc236:/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-rc6# file vmlinux.gz
vmlinux.gz: gzip compressed data, was "vmlinux", from Unix, max compression

Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <hans@sociologi.cjb.net>
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?

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