Subject: Re: making a custom boot floppy
To: None <>
From: Graham Allan <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/05/2000 17:04:28
> nm wrote:
> >
> >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
> >disk?
> >
> >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.

Do you mean an Alphastation 200? i thought those all had an
SRM-supported narrow SCSI controller on the motherboard? Sorry if I'm
missing something...

Graham Allan - I.T. Manager - - (612) 624-5040
School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Minnesota