[CentOS] Re: Re: Re: mkbootdisk!

Tue Apr 5 20:27:23 UTC 2005
Tom <admin at homemachine.net>


can it be written to a cdr and just boot of that?


Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Tue, April 5, 2005 12:10 pm, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu said:
>>Most of my servers are connected remotely, I migrated from WhiteBox to
>>linux, I had in every (remote) server a bootdisk (floppy), so in case of a
>>crash, some people there booted the server from the bootdisk and then I
>>reconstructed the Raid remotely...
>>I know if I boot from CD rescue mode I can get the same result, but,
>>people in
>>thouse places are not especialized in linux boxes. That is because  I want
>>boot from a floopy, now I also know it's imposible, but, Can I make a CD
>>I just want something to boot my remote server, get running all services
>>later I reconstruct the RAID...
>>understand me now?
>>sorry my poor english!
> I understand what you want ... but a 2.6.9 kernel and the required
> initrd.img to allow LVM2 and/or RAID ops is physically too big to fit on a
> floppy disc.
> you could try to compile ONLY the drivers you absoultely need into a
> kernel ... but I think it will still be too large to fit.