lilo woes continue :)

Richard Bland RBland at PeopleSupport.com
Mon Oct 2 11:15:02 PDT 2000


(Apologies for the HTML - it's not me!)

Just for another POV, you can also use :

dd if=kernel_image of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k

to write a kernel to a blank floppy from linux. This will bypass LILO /
MS-DOS / etc. Just boot off the floppy. However, you can't pass any optional
parameters (AFAIK), so you may have to do a rdev on your kernel image to set
the root partition, etc.

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Stone [mailto:mstone at valinux.com]
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 7:02 AM
To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: lilo woes continue :)


You don't even need windows. An evil trick I've used on more than one
occaision is to make a DOS boot disk and put loadlin on that.

Mark

On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, David D.W. Downey wrote:

> 
> Or if you have windows on the box you can use laodlin to boot into the
> partition.
> 
> On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Darryl wrote:
> 
> > > so ... it is now obvious that i screwed up when partitioning the disk
and
> > > deciding where place what *LOL* ... is there a graceful way around
this or
> > > do i have to start again ?
> > 
> > I had that happen once but it was 01's : ) so i made a small boot
partition
> > about 20 mb's and put it with in the first 8 gig of my primary master (
> > after 8 gig is where the 1024 thing starts) if you have a thing that
wont
> > destroy data and let you resize like fips or partition magic then ya
will be
> > fine
> > 
> > 
> > Darryl
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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