announcement: Woody floppies released!
steve at holmesgrown.com
Thu Nov 14 09:17:49 EST 2002
Unfortunately, that is the big part. It is there where the problems
begin. Or at least, that's where trouble began for me when I was
messing with a Debian install. Actually, the farthest I got was when
I tried configuring my network and it couldn't raise my network card
because it couldn't load any network modules due to the unresolved
On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 04:58:21PM +0000, igueths at attbi.com wrote:
> Hi all. The first thing I did was to format two floppy disks, and create a
> dos_fs on one of the disks. This disk would be the rescue disk. I then compiled
> a kernel with Cvs speakup, BLK_DEV_LOOP, BLK_DEV_RAM, and asorted filesystems.
> I then coppied the kernel to the dos-formatted floppy, as well as system.map,
> and syslinux.cfg. Before copying system.map though, I gzip -c -9 System.map >
> sys_map.gz. This was to save space on the disk. After copppying all the files,
> I did syslinux /dev/fd0. This created ldlinux.sys. Now to the root floppy. For
> that disk, it didn't require any modifications (this may change due to module
> problems). I took the bf24.bin from the official Woody distribution,
> decompressed it, and re-compressed with gzip -c -9 for maximum compression. I
> then dd if=bf24.bin of=/dev/fd0 to a blank floppy. After all this was done, I
> tested the setup. Everything seemed to work ok. I went through some of the
> installation steps, however the only part I dind't test was module
> installation. After all testing was completed, dd if=/dev/fd0 of=root.bin.
> > I'd be interested in the process you used to create the debian installers as
> > well.
> > Last time I checked when trying to get the boot-floppies package I had trouble
> > getting the system to send it to me and even tried getting the src package for
> > it and building that so it wouldn't work.
> > For handling the different kernels though what I did was go get the kernel
> > source tree from the debian site, untared the file, patcked it with speakup,
> > retared it and when the different images were being built the config files that
> > were used didn't have speakup in them so I was able to answer all the speakup
> > questions so this is how I came up with the kernel-image packages when I did the
> > installers for Potato some time ago.
> > Then what I did was copy the generated .deb files in to place so that the
> > boot-floppies build process would extract the kernels out of those packages and
> > put the in to place in to the different install images.
> > Tommy
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