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From: Jerry A! <jerry@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 10:12:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install by (Achim Gottinger)
1 On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 06:30:56PM +0200, Achim Gottinger wrote:
2 : > The unmapped cdrom is recognized as fd0. There is no /dev/floppy.
3 : true, just my alias under devfs
4 :
5 : > However, this is only to boot. Once the kernel starts up the cdrom will
6 : > be probed and recognized as /dev/hdc. If I have the usb floppy
7 : > attached, that will be proved and recognized as usb mass storage device
8 : > /dev/sdb.
9 : Sounds strange, I will make a linuxrc that scans /dev/fd0, hope that
10 : works if you don't add any kernel
11 : options.
13 Well, I will need to add ide1=0x180,0x386. Will that hose things on
14 your end? Or will it not be necessary since I'm booting off the floppy
15 and fetching over the wire?
17 Is it feasible to make linuxrc look for a gentoo boot disk on /dev/hdb,
18 /dev/hde, /dev/hdf, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc? My guess is that as more
19 and more people start using Gentoo, we'll run into more and more users
20 that have laptop hardware.
22 : BTW: is there a mkreiserfs on tomstbr? If not I'll upload a statically
23 : linked version too.
25 Just checked, there is on reiserfs support on tomstbr. It's using a
26 2.0.38 kernel. So, I guess a statically linked mkreiserfs would be
27 nice, but wouldn't be any help. 8(
29 --Jerry
31 name: Jerry Alexandratos || Open-Source software isn't a
32 phone: 703.599.6023 || matter of life or death...
33 email: jerry@×××××××.org || ...It's much more important
34 || than that!


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install (Achim Gottinger)