Subject: Re: Booting problems
To: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
From: Jeff Thieleke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1996 19:18:11
> Firstly, you need a kernel that understands root on sd0 and swap on
> sd0. After that you need a way to load it. Using the standard boot
> blocks for this is out, since they use the BIOS. (Using boot.com
> might work but the version I located couldn't load a pretty fully
> configured kernel -- "too large", it whined ...)
I suppose I could cross-compile such a kernel on my NetBSD/amiga machine,
> One solution that did work was to use a boot floppy with the custom
> kernel on it, booting with '-r' so that it doesn't mount root from the
> floppy disk.
> You might build a custom set of boot blocks that default to '-r' and
> also don't prompt for a filesystem diskette.
You'll have to speak slowly...I am very new to the i386 platform. How
and where would I boot with '-r'?