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[ale] Sound Config - Kernel Compile - Boot Disk Question
- Subject: [ale] Sound Config - Kernel Compile - Boot Disk Question
- From: jkinney at teller.physics.emory.edu (Jim Kinney)
- Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 15:27:44 -0500 (EST)
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
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> > 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
> > >