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RE: [K12OSN] HD boot-Format 1722kb floppy on Fedora Core 2



Yea I think I stumbled across the issue here at the release notes for
the rom-o-matic:

The .lzdsk images used to work from a raw hard disk in 5.0 but the 5.2
.zdsk doesn't any more because it's too hard to support large images
with the old boot1a.s. Since very few people boot from a raw hard disk
(flash disks and supporting BIOSes seem to have some kind of filesystem
on it already rather than work like a raw hard disk) this is not going
to be 
fixed. Instead, you should use a bootloader like LILO to launch
Etherboot. 
If you feel inclined to write a hdload.S counterpart to floppyload.S,
feel free.

When I went to the .lzdsk images that come with K12KTSP, I stopped
getting the "crazy scrolling errors". The only downside is that I had to
get the right ROM for each machine instead of using the universal boot
disk.

Mike Karolow
Volunteer IT Administrator
the greenhouse school
Salem, Ma, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
Behalf Of Debbie Schiel
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 2:59 AM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] HD boot-Format 1722kb floppy on Fedora Core 2

Hi Les

It worked... kinda...
When I boot it now says Loading ROM image.. and then a row of numbers 
repeated over and over. BUT at least I know now how to copy the floppy 
to the hard drive. If I reboot with the same floppy still in, then it 
boots up as a client. But it doesn't seem to like it copied to the hard 
drive. I'll go back to rom-o-matic and try the other rom images...

Thanks for the tip.

Debbie

Les Bell wrote:
> Debbie Schiel <debbie redeemer qld edu au> wrote:
> 
> 
> I used toms root boot, because these PCs don't have CDROMs, and then
> took the rom floppy (it normally boots the client up fine so I know
it's
> the right one) and tried # cat /dev/fd0 /dev/hda ....
> <<
> 
> I've never done that stuff myself, so take my advice with a pinch of
> whatever. However, if you were trying to copy the contents of the
floppy to
> the hard drive, the command should be
> 
> cat /dev/fd0 > /dev/hda
> 
> and you shouldn't see any rubbish on the screen. You could also use
the dd
> command
> 
> dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/hda
> 
> See if that helps. . .
> 
> Best,
> 
> --- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
> [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
> 
> 
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