[CentOS] Re: Re: Re: mkbootdisk!

Tue Apr 5 13:17:01 UTC 2005
israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu <israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu>

On Mon, April 4, 2005 8:42 pm, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu said:
> On Sat, 2005-04-02 at 08:55 -0500, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu wrote:
>> I'm trying to make a bootdisk in  my CentOS server and I got this
>> error..
>> any ideas?
>> [root at server:~]$ rpm -qa kernel kernel-2.6.9-5.0.3.EL
>> [root at server:~]$ mkbootdisk 2.6.9-5.0.3.EL --device
>> /dev/fd0 Insert a disk in /dev/fd0. Any information on the disk will be
>> lost. Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
>> cp: writing `/tmp/mkbootdisk.d20227/initrd.img': No space left on device
>> cat: write error: No space left on device
>> cat: write error: No space left on device
>> 20+0 records in
>> 20+0 records out
> On Apr 2, 2005 5:23 AM, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
>>>The kernel and initrd are too big to fit on a floppy ... there is no
>>>option to boot them from floppy any more.
> Johnny, If I can not use a floppy any more to boot my server, What can I
> use to
> boot the server in case of a crash? How can I make a CD bootdisk to my
> CentOS
> Server? Is there another way to boot my server?
> regards;
> Israel

>>>>You could probably use the first install disk to boot into rescue mode.  I
>>>>have done that with CentOS-3 and it worked fine for me.  I would imagine
>>>>CentOS-4 would be pretty similar in that respect.


Dan,....... I know the option "linux rescue mode" works fine, but, my CentOS
servers have a Software RAID (raid 1) installed and I used to make a bootdisk in
case of a RAID failure (or a HDD crash), so, Now I can not make my bootdisk
'cause the error above...... in this case what can I use to boot my server and
keep my Soft RAID working?

thanks for all your soon answers