More Debian fun

Jim Wantz jwantz at
Wed Apr 12 15:19:49 EDT 2000

On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Buddy Brannan wrote:

Hi Buddy,
I am still a newcomer myself--but I can handle dmesg, I ran across it in
the Ethernet.HOWTO.

What dmesg is, is all of that stuff jabbers when we bring up linux, the
stuff we normally insert/enter (grin).

    Jim Wantz WB0TFK
> What...I'm still learning--what,
is dmesg a command to run that I redirect
> to a text file?
> Actually, I think I must've been doing something else when I told you I
> tried a custom kernel with nearly all the IDE controllers in it. I did
> make config
> make bzImage
> and then cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/compressed/bvmlinux /floppy/linux
> Then
> cd /floppy
> rdev linux /dev/fd0
> It didn't boot at all, so I re-made the root disk from the disk I got from
> you. So I don't know if there were more or fewer. (BTW, I did the kernel
> compile on the machine that works.)
> --
> Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV
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