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Fwd: RE: dos boot image



OK, thx for the tip. I'll have a look at it.
Want I want to do is this:

-Computer boots
-Gets image/kernel/bootloader by the use of pxe from a tftp-server or something
-Automatic repartioning and reformatting to fat fs
-Installation of dos boot image
-Reboot into dos boot image

Is it possible to do that using rbdt?

/Andreas



>Hmmm, so you want to build an auto install for dos, correct?
>I'm not sure if kickstart is the way to go, unless you have a final solution
already?
>
>I may start with something like toms's rbdt : http://www.toms.net/rb/ 
>This is a stand alone linux disto that entirely lives in ramdisk.
>You can put a hacked version on a CD, with a script added to /etc/rc.local that
mounts a partition
on the CD proper, and partitions the HD, builds the FAT filesystem and copies
files as needed.
>
>I've never actually done this, but I think it may be more feasible than using
kickstart.  With
my experience using kickstart, I think it's great for installing redhat, but if
I were doing
DOS, I'd probably start with toms disk.
>
>Just an idea.
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: andreas lindblom as [mailto:andreas lindblom as]
>Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 3:00 AM
>To: kickstart-list redhat com
>Subject: Re: dos boot image
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>OK, thx. Should I delete the packages in Base from the source or by using
kickstart?
>If kickstart, then how should I do that (not "rpm -e package" in postscript I
hope)?
>Just a thought: if I only have made a single active fat partition, will the Base
>package be installed?
>
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>>If your packages section in the kickstart file is empty, the Base package
>>in the Redhat/base/comps (see CD 1 of installation CDs) will still get
>>installed.  If you don't want to install Base, try deleting the packages in
>>Base.
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>>Hi!
>>I'm helping my MS Windows friend and I want to automatically repartion to
>>fat fs
>>and format the entire hd and then install a dos boot image, and no Linux
>>filesystem or rpms whatsoever :-(, on the hd. Is it possible to use
>>kickstart
>>and a postscript for this?
>>I know I can do the partioning and formating using kickstart, but are there
>>any
>>bash commands (e.g. dd) available for me to use in the postscript if I
>>don't
>>spec/install any rpms?
>>Is it possible at all not to install ANY rpms, I mean if I dont spec any
>>packages will I still get some rpms installed?
>>Can I use dd to copy the dos boot image to the hd boot sector?
>>Or is there an easier way to do all of this?
>>
>>/Andreas
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