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RE: Boot Floppy > 1440



On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 14:32, Ed Stewart wrote:
>  
> > > Is there any way around this? How can I get a boot image 
> > that actually 
> > > fits on a floppy? It's going to get worse too because the 
> > smp kernel 
> > > is even larger.
> > 
> > Try checking "man mkbootdisk".
> > 
> > Of particular interest will be the "--size" argument.
> > 
> 
> Thanks - this at least got a boot floppy created. But the system doesn't
> seem to like it. It ends with a simple "Boot Failed" from Syslinux. 
> 
> I have been able to make progress, though. I created a CD image with:
> 
> Mkbootdisk --iso --device /var/boot.iso 'uname -r'
> 
> This drops a warning of "Size of boot image is 4 sectors -> No emulation"
> but it works fine. Of course this method kind of makes it hard to test
> kernel boot parameters, but hey, at least it's working.

Might try playing with the --size and --device parameters, but I've had
relatively little luck getting larger floppies to boot.  Only one that
worked on my machine was /dev/fd0u1680, but that seems too small to
handle newer kernels.

Phil




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