Since I remember seeing this question raised before, I think a posting
to the net is in order:
Quote:>A friend of mine got the newest SLS distribution from a file server
>last weekend. I noticed, that there is only one floppy disk imgage
>(a1). a2 is a directory containing some compressed tar archives.
>I copied the a2 stuff to a DOS-floppy labeled with ``a2''.
>When booting a1 I tried to mount the a2 dos floppy.
>The Installation terminates with error condition.
the a2 disk doesn't exist any more. Usually, you now boot from the a1
disk, do the fdisk and mk<somefilesystem> stuff, then install using the
doinstall command. At some point doinstall asks for the install media,
then prompts for disk a2, if you tell it that you are installing from
disk. Just insert the DOS-formatted disk a2 and hit return. Linux should
mumble something about vfs:disk change detected, find that there is a
DOS file system on the disk and then start installing happily.
For example, I did
<boot OS from disk a1>
<log in as root at the prompt>
# fdisk /dev/sda
# mke2fs -cv /dev/sda3 250000
# doinstall /dev/sda3
to install Linux on my EISA system with 1742A controller and Fujitsu 520
Meg SCSI drive and everything worked fine.
If you get an error, what does it say. Why do you want to mount a2 in
the first place? A2 used to contain the root filesystem, but it doesn't
any more, so there's no need to mount it. If you want to mount it
mount -t msdos -r /dev/fd? /mnt
where ? designates 0 or 1, depending on which drive (A or B) you are
I hope this helps you along a bit. Happy installing.
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