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To: agriffis@g.o
From: jwsacksteder@...
Subject: RE: boot issues
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 12:47:37 -0500
>> I have a linux md raid-5 root partition. 
>
>Why oh why?

Was actually much nicer than when I last looked at Linux sw-raid, back in
the .50 days.
Why the trepidation?

>> I'm guessing the kernel will be too large to get onto a floppy. Perhaps
the
>> most direct solution would be to modify the livecd image to be my boot
>> media.
>
>Did you get this figured out?  I'm curious what you did.

I'm dumb. I was thinking the system.map needed to be on the floppy for aboot
to work. I just made an ext2 boot floppy with aboot on it, built most
everything as modules, and configured aboot to pass root=/dev/md0 as a
kernel parameters and it took right off. All that needs to be on the floppy
is the aboot boot block, loader, aboot.conf and kernel. No ramdisk needed.




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