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From: jwsacksteder@××××××××××××.com
To: agriffis@g.o
Cc: gentoo-alpha@g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-alpha] boot issues
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:44:01
Message-Id: 71650A6F73F1D411BE8000805F65E3CB3B36F4@SRV-03
1 >> I have a linux md raid-5 root partition.
2 >
3 >Why oh why?
5 Was actually much nicer than when I last looked at Linux sw-raid, back in
6 the .50 days.
7 Why the trepidation?
9 >> I'm guessing the kernel will be too large to get onto a floppy. Perhaps
10 the
11 >> most direct solution would be to modify the livecd image to be my boot
12 >> media.
13 >
14 >Did you get this figured out? I'm curious what you did.
16 I'm dumb. I was thinking the needed to be on the floppy for aboot
17 to work. I just made an ext2 boot floppy with aboot on it, built most
18 everything as modules, and configured aboot to pass root=/dev/md0 as a
19 kernel parameters and it took right off. All that needs to be on the floppy
20 is the aboot boot block, loader, aboot.conf and kernel. No ramdisk needed.
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Re: [gentoo-alpha] boot issues Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>