Subject: making a custom boot floppy
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: nm <email@example.com>
Date: 05/05/2000 17:10:14
I am lucky enough to have an AS200 system.
My disks are on a PCI adaptec 2940uw controller. Since SRM
on this model cannot use the adaptec controller I would like
to see about booting the kernel from a floppy disk.
What should I do to make a single boot floppy that contains a
kernel? The floppy drive is a 1.44MB drive and so I am
beginning to wonder if a 1.4.2 kernel with tcpip, some fs's,
ethernet, scsi, etc... will fit (stripped/gzip'd) on a 1.44MB
Hmm... the other bummer is that the case has no room inside
for a small 'hard boot disk' :(
I am beginning to think that I am out of luck until I buy an
SRM compatible controller like the Tekram DC-390F.
Any ideas or suggestions?