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Re: storeinfo /dev/fd0

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: storeinfo /dev/fd0
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 15:18:47 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 09:00:17PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Sep 2002 22:04:09 +1200 (NZST)
> Philip Charles <philipc@copyleft.co.nz> wrote:
> > Would you please let me know how you get on.  Next step, a ramdisk.
> > 
> Yes, i will keep you informed.
> I might have been able to get something working within 720kB, but i
> couldnt manage to format one of my 1.4MB floppies to 720kB.
> Are ramdisk supported under the hurd, if so it could be loaded by grub and
> we wouldnt need a mach 1.4MB floppy driver.

nonono, you need both.  You need the one disk with gnumach, ext2fs.static,
ld.so and exec.

Then you need the second disk which contains the "ramdisk".  For this, you
just use the copy store, or use compression.  So you do something like

-T copy device:fd0


-T bunzip2 device:fd0

Both will make ext2fs use a private copy in RAM of the floppy content.
You will need the whole bz2 compressed floppy image (excluding gnumach and
ext2fs.static and exec) to fit the whole Hurd and base system on it.


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