[ILUG] where insanity meets lilo (very long)
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Thu Jan 3 10:31:15 GMT 2002
I'm not al all sure what you set out to do that couldn't normally be done,
but if I ever want to do it, now I know who to ask ;-)
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Was it John P. Looney who wrote on Wednesday 02 January 2002 20:51:
> There was some discussion on the blending of ramdisks, lilo and loopback
> devices a while back. Thought, now that I can boast that I did it (and it
> was dead easy, once I worked out the appropriate incantations), I may as
> well share with the work. Very handy for making up bootable disk images,
> if you ever need to do such a thing.
> First, you need an OS. It's appropriate to use RPM or some such. Or a
> tarball of a running system, if you want to cheat. Put it in a big pot
> (say /tmp/os_filesystem).
> Next, you need to make sure that your OS filesystem has a copy of the
> important lilo files. Say;
> boot.b bzImage map message
> Take the required boot.b and map files from the lilo distribution.
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