[rescue] What to do with those USB "pen" drives...

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Sat Aug 9 12:04:16 CDT 2003

On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Frank Van Damme 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?)

With later firmware on the SCSI adapter, you can boot a CD on these

Peace...  Sridhar

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