Redhat Rescue/Recovery Disk Images
R. David Whitlock
ryandav at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 27 14:04:41 PDT 2000
Doesn't Redhat come with such a thing already on it?
Something I picked up somewhere was to make my kernel, then "rdev
/dev/hdxx" it for the root drive, and then type "dd
if=linux-kernel-filename of=/dev/fd0" to write the kernel to disc. (2
megs raw on a "1.44 floppy" [DOS size] + dd or rawrite = 4MB ramdisc)
you can even have one floppy mount as root and another as /usr. It's also
not a bad idea to have a second linux system on your machine with only yhe
absolute minimums to get your system back up and running (ie, no games or
X) in about 50-100MB. I also put gcc on it if I ever need to compile
another kernel quickly...
"All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing that I could do
Was ding a ding-dang my dang a long ling-long..."
-Ministry, Jesus Built My Hotrod
On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Adam Stenseth wrote:
> Anyone know of any good ones?
> (something along the lines of a floppy-bootable kernal capable of mounting
> a filesystem and futzing with files thereon...)
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