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[ale] Sound Config - Kernel Compile - Boot Disk Question



Thanks to Jerry & Jim.

The question I have now is:
Which way is better?  
a. make zdisk
b. cp /path/to/your/newly/compiled/zImage /dev/fd0

Or is one just as good as the other?  Or are their other options?
Thomas L. Strickland  *
Solution Center - x. 6858

> ----------
> From: 	Jerry Yu[SMTP:zyu at tc.net]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:56 PM
> To: 	Strickland, Thomas L.
> Cc: 	ale at cc.gatech.edu
> Subject: 	Re: [ale] Sound Config - Kernel Compile - Boot Disk Question
> 
> hey, Thomas,
> 
> assume you are on an i386 and floppy drive on /dev/fd0.
> 
> then, use a new floppy preformatted for windows. ie., the one you bought
> directly from stores. no, not those for Mac ;-)
> 
> don't mount it. And, don't format it into ext2.
> 
> as root, do the following:
> cp /path/to/your/newly/compiled/zImage /dev/fd0
> 
> Then you get yourself a bootdisk.
> 
> mkbootdisk RPM may help as well. However, I had problem in rescue mode on
> various machines.
> 
> just wanna help.
> 
> Jerry Yu
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> On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Strickland, Thomas L. wrote:
> 
> > Forgive my newness, but such is my condition.
> > 
> > Two days into my Linux life.  Caldera OpenLinux happily installed and
> > running.  KDE looking lovely.  Here is my question:
> > 
> > As it sits right now, I have no sound.  When I get home today, I plan to
> > "make xconfig" to make Linux recognize my Ensoniq Soundscape card.
> Since
> > this is going to result in a recompilation of my kernel, what is the
> best
> > way to update the kernel on my bootdisk?  Do I simply do this:
> > 
> > dd if=KERNEL of=/dev/fd0 obs=1k
> > 
> > Or what?
> > 
> > Thomas L. Strickland  *
> > Solution Center - x. 6858
> > 
>