Subject: Re: Can I make boot floppy this way?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1999 18:45:56
> I want to boot my 5000/260 via RX23 floppy in this way:
> I have a NetBSD-1.4/i386. What I did:
> # fdformat -C 160
> # disklabel -W /dev/rfd0c
> # gunzip -c /NetBSD-1.4.1/pmax/installation/diskimage/diskimage.gz |
> dd of=/dev/rfd0c bs=10240
> I got this:
> dd: /dev/rfd0c: end of device
> 0+301 records in
> 0+300 recored out
> 1228800 bytes transfered in 39 secs(31507 bytes/sec)
> Broken pipe
> What's wrong?
1228800 == 1200 * 1024 - sounds like an old 1.2MB 5 1/4" floppy. If
it is, then you can't phyically fit a diskimage on it. It _may_ be
possible to make a diskimage with a compressed kernel on it, and keep
everything under 1.2MB - if you want me to I'll try to make an image
that fits the bill for you.