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Subject: [linux-help] Re: bootdisk..
From: Curtis Hawthorne <cghawthorne@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 16:29:34 -0800 (PST)
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

I don't know what you're wanting to use it for, but if
all you want is a copy of Linux on a floppy, try
Tomsrtbt.  It's a Linux distro that fits on a single
floppy.  It's at

--- Hareesh V H <fd98209@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> regards,
> Hareesh.
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