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



Both _should_ work fine. I've never tried booting from a disk made by cp
...

At the point you've compiled a new kernel, it takes almost no time to
"make zdisk". This will make the disk bootable. I'm not sure if a cp will
as well. (For that matter, I've only booted from a zdisk floppy twice,
three years ago.:-)

Best of luck. I still can't get my pnp sound card to work unless I get the
OSS sound card driver. It works great. $20 is cheap.

James Kinney M.S.Physics		jkinney at emory.edu
Educational Technology Specialist	404-727-4734
Department of Physics Emory University	http://teller.physics.emory.edu

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Strickland, Thomas L. wrote:

> 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
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > --
> > Systems Engineer	| zyu at tc.net
> > Premiere Technologies	| 404-262-8544(O)	
> > Atlanta, GA 30326	| ae.tc.net/dept/engineering/op/public/developer/zyu
> > 
> > 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
> > > 
> > 
>