Subject: Re: changes
To: Michael L. Hitch <>
From: Charles Ewen MacMillan <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 06/03/1994 20:05:01
On Fri, 3 Jun 1994, Michael L. Hitch wrote:

> Date: Fri, 3 Jun 1994 14:26:01 -0600
> From: Michael L. Hitch <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: changes *read*
>   Then there's also the possibility of a floppy file system that can be
> used to boot with.  I've created two floppy file systems - one with newfs
> and fsck, and the other with tar and gzip.  I was able to boot using the
> first floppy and ran newfs on the hard disk root partition, then booted
> with the second floppy and used tar to transfer the rootfs from a temp
> partition to the real root.  It would also be possible to have the rootfs
> tar on floppies.

 This is an excellent idea I think.

 A kernel, or even a small kernel, a statically linked tar on one floppy, 
and a number of floppies.

 I was experimenting with something like this before, using tftp to boot 
over a net, but by loading the kernel from a floppy :-).

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