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"Jerry A!" wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 04:56:48PM +0200, Achim Gottinger wrote:
> : >
> : Ah I think I understand, the linuxrc program does not detect a valid
> : gentoo cd on /dev/hdc.
> : Is this correct?
If you can boot from a floppy and concurrently acces your cdrom, I can
make you a modified version
of linuxrc that only probes your unmapped cdrom device. Making a floppy
from images/boot-grub.? creating
the device on that floppy and replacing linuxrc should work. Replacing
the kernel on that floppy with a
one that has support for your network card build if the above solution
works should give you the posiibility to
grab the sys.tbz2 via ftp and install it instead of the one on the iso.
> : So you only have one partition you can use with gentoo?
> : If we don't get the iso working on your machine, a solution could be
> : using tomstbr (a single floppy distro)
> : for installation. It should have all the tools required to setup your
> : network, ftp the sys.tbz2 and install it.
> Sadly yes. I can either map the cdrom to ide1 and have it come up as
> /dev/hdc or ide2 and have it come up as /dev/hde. Of course the
> installer doesn't probe /dev/hde, so I normally choose mapping the cdrom
> to ide1. 8)
Hmm, we should extend linuxrc's device list.
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