> I have installed RedHat 4.0 on my 2nd IDE drive /dev/hdb.
> I made a linux boot floppy that gives me the option to boot
> linux or dos. BTW I have w3.1 on primary IDE drive
> Eeverything boots fine...
> H/w Spec - Dell XPS90 (pentium -90mhz), 24 MB,
> 2 IDE drives(/dev/hda (W3.1), /dev/hdb (linux))
> Number Nine GXPro/64 Video card, NEC scsi 4x cdrom drive
> My questions are:
> Q1 How do I make a copy of my linux boot diskette?
> rawwrite?? How???
For a bitwise copy "dd" is the best tool ("man dd" for further details).
If you have two floppies, just do a "dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/fd1" to make a
copy of the disk in the first drive to a disk on the second drive.
If you have only one floppy, you will have to store the content somewhere:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/floppycontent
dd if=/tmp/floppycontent of=/dev/fd0
Remeber, you will have to be root to access the raw floppy device.
Quote:> Q2. How do I mount my CDROM from linux?
> mount /dev/s???
> I have a adaptec SCSI 4x CDROM running under teh 1510 controller
> (scsi-id=5 LUN=0 - this is what DOS tells me when it boots)
> I installed linux from the RedHat CD - So it is accessible
Don't be too sure about that. Sometimes the setup process installes a
different kernel than the one, that was used for setup.
Check the boot messages for some message about your controller and the
detected SCSI devices.
- If they are missing, your kernel doesn't support SCSI or your controller
- Otherwise the message will tell you, which device is used for your CDROM
(most probably /dev/scda)
Make sure, your kernel supports the iso6990 filesystem (look in "/proc")
Then do a "mount -t iso6990 /dev/scda
Quote:> Q3. Also when linux boots, it waits for about 60-70 secs when starting
> up sendmail. what is it doing?
> My machine is still an "island" - No network card etc.
Maybe sendmail tries to receive/send mail and waits 60 seconds until it
gets a timeout because it can't find a network connection.
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