> > >I'm looking to be able to boot off the linux install disks, then mount
> > >like fd0 or hda1 and exicute a program (i.e. pico) that is on one of
> > >those disks(or possibly if the program could be incoprerated into
> > >color.gz, eather one works). But when I mount either device, then try to
> > >exicute the program that is in that directory, which I *am* able copy,
> > >move and chmod, it wont exicute. *But* I can exicute shell scripts that
> > >are on the divice (fd0/hda1).
> > The problem here is that the programs you want to execute are using
> > library routines that are not available in the dynamic link libraries
> > on the install disks. The used minimal libraries so that everything
> > would fit on the install disks.
> Is there a way to include the library routines? Are they in the kernal?
> Is it even posibal?
Can you 'fess-up and tell what version of Linux you are running? I know
that both Red Hat and Slackware have ways of booting from a rescue disk,
with the vast majority of the Linux services available. In fact, with
Red Hat, if you crash LILO, you can use the boot disks to boot "around"
LILO, into your own kernal.
What IS it that you are trying to do, after booting from the floppy?
Most "repair" type stuff, like rebuilding LILO, uzipping or un-TARring a
file, installing or removing packages, can be done with what the boot
floppies give you. If you're trying to run X-windows, you might have