Making a boot disk with LS-120 (was Re: LS-120 clicking)

Making a boot disk with LS-120 (was Re: LS-120 clicking)

Post by Andrew Jaff » Wed, 19 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hi-

On a related note, and probably a FAQ:

my laptop only has an LS-120 drive. How can I make a boot disk?
mkbootdisk doesn't work, since it lives at /dev/hdc not a /dev/fd*

Thanks,

Andrew

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Making a boot disk with LS-120 (was Re: LS-120 clicking)

Post by Daniel W. Erskin » Thu, 20 Jan 2000 04:00:00



>Hi-
>On a related note, and probably a FAQ:
>my laptop only has an LS-120 drive. How can I make a boot disk?
>mkbootdisk doesn't work, since it lives at /dev/hdc not a /dev/fd*

>Thanks,
>Andrew Jaffe


Greetings:
  You'll probably need to recompile a specific kernel for removable
ATAPI/IDE floppy drives.  Otherwise, you might need to get a more recent
version of Linux.  AFAIK, I heard the latest versions of Linux also have
boot/root disks for this type of medium!

Good luck,
Daniel W. Erskine


 
 
 

Making a boot disk with LS-120 (was Re: LS-120 clicking)

Post by Andrew Jaff » Thu, 20 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Well, the problem isn't that I can't access the disk -- that works fine
(RH6.1). It's just that I can't convince mkbootdisk that it's a floppy!



> >Hi-
> >On a related note, and probably a FAQ:
> >my laptop only has an LS-120 drive. How can I make a boot disk?
> >mkbootdisk doesn't work, since it lives at /dev/hdc not a /dev/fd*
> Greetings:
>   You'll probably need to recompile a specific kernel for removable
> ATAPI/IDE floppy drives.  Otherwise, you might need to get a more recent
> version of Linux.  AFAIK, I heard the latest versions of Linux also have
> boot/root disks for this type of medium!

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Andrew Jaffe___________________________________________________________

University of California, 301 LeConte Hall               (510) 642-7570
Berkeley, CA 94720                                        FAX    2-1756
 
 
 

Making a boot disk with LS-120 (was Re: LS-120 clicking)

Post by garv » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00



> Hi-

> On a related note, and probably a FAQ:

> If you want to make LILO disk do:

lilo -b /dev/hdd  (mine is hdd)  and of course with 1.44 diskette.

I get a warning that boot is not 1st drive, so after I reboot
with new floppy I just made, I run LILO from /root, just in case. :)

cheers