[rescue] What to do with those USB "pen" drives...
kurt at k-huhn.com
Sat Aug 9 09:28:08 CDT 2003
Frank Van Damme <frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be> wrote:
> On Saturday 09 August 2003 06:11, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> > All I did was create a bootable CD with some tgzs on it, a home-brew
> > distribution based on (I think) Slackware, and an IBM PS/2
> > 486/DX2-50 - though it would have worked acceptably well on a large
> > selection of x86 boxen.
> > It's really rather easy to do.
> You wrote a kernel driver to mount tgz files? Or did you uncompress
> them to a ramdisk? (That aside, were these machines capable of booting
> from cdrom?)
I swiped a lot of stuff from Trinux to handle the tgz extraction, which
were mostly based on Slackware (IIRC). It was all preexisting there.
Some stuff got mounted into a ramdisk, but other stuff was read as-is
off of the CD. The Zip disk was used for /home.
As far as booting from a CDROM, yeah - most x86 boxen made at that time
were perfectly capable of booting from CD.
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