Subject: Re: -current support for xircom PCMCIA cards?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Eric Fox <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/24/2000 19:15:16
If I remember right, the kernel wasn't in the memory image, but was on the
boot disk, so you had to mount the diskette and copy the kernel.  In
theory, you should also be able to custom compile a kernel with support
for things you need, leaving out things you don't need, and copy it to the
boot floppy if it's small enough.

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On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 06:42:14PM -0700, Eric Fox wrote:
> > I've had very good luck installing on one of these using both an install
> > floppy and CD by booting off the install floppy, and slicing/formating the
> > hard-drive, then exiting sysinstall and manually copying the install
> > kernel to the hard-drive.  You can then swap the floppy/CD drives, boot
> > the install environment from the hard-drive, and finish by installing the
> > sets from CD.
> > 
> > Of course, this was when we had a single boot-floppy install ... haven't
> > tried it recently with the current multi-floppy images.
> Hrm. I think I tried that, but couldn't actually find the install
> kernel on the memory image mounted from the floppy... but maybe I can
> download an install kernel, tar it to a floppy and install that way?
> That's much better than sneakernetting the kern and base packages
> across to the machine, so I'll give it a shot...
>        ~ g r @