Subject: Re: How to build a boot floopy?
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/04/1999 11:29:31
On Sat, 2 Oct 1999, Greywolf wrote:
> I'm attempting to build a boot floopy using the INSTALL kernel as
> a template, and I have a couple of questions:
> 1. Why in the *world* is this kernel so damn big? 2.7M vs 1.6M...
Well, because it has a installation memorydisk image in it ?? A complete
filingsystem with /bin, /sbin/, /etc, /var etc. + installation program...
> 2. How do I get a root filesystem in there?
It's allready in the installation kernel :-). It's different to Linux in
this way. I find it more convenient this way!
> 3. What else needs to be done? I assume this is a SSTO floppy,
> more or less, vs. the DSTO set we used to use (am I wrong?).
??? what is a SSTO/DSTO ?? When you have the boot-floppies, you can
install the stuff with `sysinst' (starts up automatically).
> 4. This should probably be question #2: Is there a document on this
> anywhere? (I must be blind -- I can't seem to find one).
Err.. try the install notes on the web-page. You can find it in the sparc