Re: [pc110] Redhat 4.2 Install problem w/o port replicator.
Alan Cox (alan nospam at diamondage.cymru.net)
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:40:40 +0000 (GMT)
> Anybody know how I can install LINUX onto a PC110 w/o a Port replicator,
> well actually I do have one but I have 2 PC110's one works with the Port
> Rep, and the other doesn't... I can install LINUX on to the 105MB HDD,
> using my other PC110 setup, but then when I stick that HDD in my flawed
> PC110 it fails to boot (that darned 040404 thing again)... So I guess the
> question is once I have LINUX on the HDD how do I get LILO onto the 4MB rom
> w/ no floppy or make it the Swap Space?
Put a small DOS partition on the machine with a kernel image and
loadlin.exe. A good trick here btw is to make the DOS partition the size
you happen to want your swap partition to be and install with no swap.
Then when you put the disk in the target machine you can run
loadlin c:\vmlinuz and from that install lilo and turn the DOS partition
I've actually done an install onto a bare 4Mbyte palmpilot with flash
only just to prove its possible (theres some hints on toy.cabi.net)