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Re: Making modified Parted boot disks

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Making modified Parted boot disks
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 10:09:59 -0200

Matthew Campbell wrote:
> Hello,


Where did you find a link to address@hidden  I still have
the old account, but I'd like to get rid of it!

(You should send email to address@hidden)

> I'd like to make Parted boot disks which include Speakup, a kernel patch
> that adds speech synthesis support to the console so that a blind person
> can have direct access to a GNU/Linux system.  I'll need to make several
> boot disks, one for each speech synthesizer that Speakup supports.  I'll
> use LILO to load the kernel and the RAM disk image on these boot disks so
> that the user can specify kernel parameters, such as the serial port to
> which a synthesizer is connected, at boot time.  I would appreciate it if
> you'd either send me a copy of your RAM disk image or tell me how to
> extract it from the standard boot disk, whichever you prefer.  Thank you.

When Linux boots up (from the boot disk), it says "found image at block
XXX".  For parted's boot disk, it is 618, IIRC.

        # dd if=/dev/fd0 of=ramdisk.gz bs=1k skip=618
        # gunzip ramdisk.gz
        # mount -o loop -t ext2 ramdisk /mnt/tmp

Andrew Clausen

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