Single-floppy router system?

Single-floppy router system?

Post by John Ackerma » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I know I've seen posts about minimal Linux systems crammed onto a single
floppy for router use, but I can't find any pointers now.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

John Ackermann   AG9V


1. Single-floppy boot/root how-to?

I was trying to setup a one-floppy boot/root disk
using the obvious method (put the kernel + all necessary
files in a filesystem on the floppy, create a lilo entry
with boot=/dev/fd0, image=/mnt/vmlinux, root=/dev/fd0).

However, this fails. The kernel boots all the way to the
point where it tries to mount the root filesystem, then
"fails to open device 2:0" (or 2:XXX when I set

Has anybody been able to successfully do this? What's
the trick?


Please reply to the newsgroup, I don't check my e-mail
very often.

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