Subject: Re: Booting problems
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Jeff Thieleke <>
List: port-i386
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
> 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, 
but...  :) 

> 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'? 


Jeff Thieleke