Re: PS/1 Floppy Problems
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 12:42:12 -0500

The problem is, how would I create a linux root partition without having
access to linux (except for only a boot disk & loadlin)? That is the
root of the problem, since this is the problem i encountered when trying
to install linux....

DA> LILO will let you specify the root device when booting. If you
DA>want the root device to be /dev/sdc2 for the kernel image called 'linux',
DA>type 'linux root=/dev/sdc2'. LILO will then boot that kernel image with
DA>the specified root partition.


DA>> There is one other solution, and maybe someone out there knows how I
DA>> could do this... : Is there ANY way to mount a root file system from
DA>> something other than the disk drive (CD maybe?), without access to the
DA>> linux system? (I only have access to a few boot disks and loadlin (which
DA>> is pretty nice))... I have read that new versions of redhat can do a
DA>> floppy-less installation... is this true? and if so, how does it work?
DA>> (i have only an old version of redhat, and vers 2.96 of slackware)