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Re: Filesystem

Subject: Re: Filesystem
From: Ryan <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 18:17:16 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Dempsey, Charles wrote:

> possible to create a rootdisk ala Slackware with a minimal system and a few 
> utilities 
> on it? If we could fdisk, mount, tar, gunzip, etc it would be very handy for 
> testing 
> purposes. I've read the bootdisk HOWTO but before I do this, has anyone else 
> gone down 
> this path? I've not been successful in compiling a kernel with ramdisk 
> support.

Ramdisk support was a no-go for me, too.  Looking at the sources, it seems
that some necessary constants are missing from the .h file.  Wasn't a
problem, though, since NFS-root works well.

> Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> > I have the same problem, and Ralf told me, that I need a new mount binary.
> > But I haven't compiled a new mount to see wether that's all I need.
> Which package is mount in? The filesystem got more stable after I installed 
> some of 
> the mips.rpms, but then I installed some more and it got worse.

Did you find a rpm-mips.tar.gz or a rpm.mips.rpm?  Where?

Ryan Rafferty

> Thanks,
> Charles

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