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Subject: [linux-help] bootdisk..
From: Hareesh V H <fd98209@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 12:26:50 +0530 (IST)
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hi! i am trying to prepare something like `linux on a floppy' as part of
my informal project. i went thru the linux bootdisk howto at
and started work. the problem is:

 to create a filesystem, they suggest 3 ways - either use /dev/ram0 ar use
a loopback device or use an empty partition to create a copy of the root
fs and then use rdev, dd etc to put it to the floppy (this is also
accompanied with the kernel image being placed in the boot sector). when i
tried each of these, i got errors: the /dev/ram0 is there but it says
device does not exist and when i try to create one too it says: entry
already there. same with the loopback devices: loop0-7. i do not have a
free partition too. i will create a partition and do it, but it will be
nice if someone could tell me what the problem is or what can be done in
the normal way. 

ps: dd, mount/umount all work fine.


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