Re: [expert] 9.2 and BootDisk

2003-11-19 Thread Felix Miata
Ricardo (Tru64 User) wrote:
 
 Forgive me if this has been discussed.
 
 I tried it with 3 different machines, 4 different
 floppies.
 A Error Occurred. mkbootdisk failed or
 Unable to properly close mkbootdisk, No space left on
 device
 
 My problem is that I have dualboot scenarios..with
 winblows.and its boot loader HAS to remain the
 default for some internal reasons. So linux is at
 /dev/hda7
 
 Usually I create a bootdisk during istall, and use it
 to get back in linux, after perform a dd of the
 bootsector. Is this a known problem?

http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5188

It seems you might be able to do it by compiling a custom kernel lacking
unwanted features. Otherwise, you'll need to do as the last comment in
the bug indicates.
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Re: [expert] 9.2 and BootDisk

2003-11-19 Thread Rolf Pedersen
Ricardo (Tru64 User) wrote:
Forgive me if this has been discussed.

I tried it with 3 different machines, 4 different
floppies. 
A Error Occurred. mkbootdisk failed or
Unable to properly close mkbootdisk, No space left on
device

My problem is that I have dualboot scenarios..with
winblows.and its boot loader HAS to remain the
default for some internal reasons. So linux is at
/dev/hda7
Usually I create a bootdisk during istall, and use it
to get back in linux, after perform a dd of the
bootsector. Is this a known problem?
_Thanks

Richard

The kernel has got too big to fit on a floppy.  There is some attention 
being paid to this on cooker but I don't see that changing in the near 
future.  You could recompile a smaller kernel.  I have made a boot iso, 
burned to cd, which works as a boot cd, by using isolinux, part of the 
syslinux package.  Read /usr/share/doc/sylinux-* and, if you are 
interested, I could try to recall how I made this iso.

Rolf


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Re: [expert] 9.2 and BootDisk

2003-11-19 Thread Ricardo (Tru64 User)

--- Rolf Pedersen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
You could recompile a smaller kernel.  I
 have made a boot iso, 
 burned to cd, which works as a boot cd, by using
 isolinux, part of the 
 syslinux package.  Read /usr/share/doc/sylinux-*
 and, if you are 
 interested, I could try to recall how I made this
 iso.
 
 Rolf
 
Hi Rolf, thnxI will read the docs, and try out
building the ISO. If I stumble, I will ask for ur
help...thnx much for quick response

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Re: [expert] 9.2 and BootDisk

2003-11-19 Thread Tom Brinkman
On Wednesday 19 November 2003 03:04 pm, Ricardo (Tru64 User) 
wrote:
 --- Rolf Pedersen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 You could recompile a smaller kernel.  I

  have made a boot iso,
  burned to cd, which works as a boot cd, by using
  isolinux, part of the
  syslinux package.  Read /usr/share/doc/sylinux-*
  and, if you are
  interested, I could try to recall how I made this
  iso.
 
  Rolf

 Hi Rolf, thnxI will read the docs, and try out
 building the ISO. If I stumble, I will ask for ur
 help...thnx much for quick response

  This is dead simple and works well. Altho Pascal seems to 
indicate it can be done as user. For me that wouldn't work, but 
as root 'mkrescue --iso' created a bootable image named 
rescue.iso (3.2 mb)in the directory I ran the command from. I 
burned it with 'biso rescue.iso'
(alias biso='cdrecord -v -eject speed=12 dev=0,0,0 -dao')
tom # rpm -q --whatprovides /sbin/mkrescue
lilo-22.5.7.2-6mdk

 Besides being a boot CD for your currently running kernel, it 
also provides some rescue options when you boot from it (similar 
to booting the 1st Mandrake CD).
...
create a Boot Disk
 From: Pascal Cavy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [snoyes] 
[EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
Le Dimanche 9 Novembre 2003 17:51, [snoyes] a écrit :

For those interested, you can make an iso image of a boot disk if 
you are  
using LILO with the following command:  
  
/sbin/mkrescue --iso  
  
then just cdrecord it  
...

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Re: [expert] 9.2 and BootDisk

2003-11-19 Thread Ricardo (Tru64 User)
Even more helpful hints!!!
Thanks ALL.

This should go into some FAQ somewhere


--- Tom Brinkman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Wednesday 19 November 2003 03:04 pm, Ricardo
 (Tru64 User) 
 wrote:
  --- Rolf Pedersen [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:
  You could recompile a smaller kernel.  I
 
   have made a boot iso,
   burned to cd, which works as a boot cd, by using
   isolinux, part of the
   syslinux package.  Read /usr/share/doc/sylinux-*
   and, if you are
   interested, I could try to recall how I made
 this
   iso.
  
   Rolf
 
  Hi Rolf, thnxI will read the docs, and try out
  building the ISO. If I stumble, I will ask for ur
  help...thnx much for quick response
 
   This is dead simple and works well. Altho
 Pascal seems to 
 indicate it can be done as user. For me that
 wouldn't work, but 
 as root 'mkrescue --iso' created a bootable image
 named 
 rescue.iso (3.2 mb)in the directory I ran the
 command from. I 
 burned it with 'biso rescue.iso'
 (alias biso='cdrecord -v -eject speed=12 dev=0,0,0
 -dao')
 tom # rpm -q --whatprovides /sbin/mkrescue
 lilo-22.5.7.2-6mdk
 
  Besides being a boot CD for your currently
 running kernel, it 
 also provides some rescue options when you boot from
 it (similar 
 to booting the 1st Mandrake CD).
 ...
 create a Boot Disk
  From: Pascal Cavy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [snoyes] 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED],
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
 Le Dimanche 9 Novembre 2003 17:51, [snoyes] a écrit
 :
 
 For those interested, you can make an iso image of a
 boot disk if 
 you are  
 using LILO with the following command:  
   
 /sbin/mkrescue --iso  
   
 then just cdrecord it  
 ...
 
 -- 
   Tom Brinkman Corpus Christi,
 Texas
 
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MandrakeSoft?
 
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