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Re: TP600 (crippled) install question
Dixitur illum firstname.lastname@example.org scribere...
>My ThinkPad 600 is somewhat crippled. No floppy disk. Attempt to boot
Oh my. I've done the following today:
- make partition of type A5 (FreeBSD) with GNU/Linux
- create (Free)BSD disklabel inside that with GNU/Linux fdisk
- write /boot sector by sector on some _other_ area of the disc
- do the job of "installboot" by hand: write into biosboot where
/boot is on the disc
- cat biosboot >/dev/hda4 (BSD partition)
[ useless stuff snipped - try'n'error ]
- dd if=/dev/hda4 of=bs_plus_disklabel count=2
- cat cdrom34.fs >/dev/hda4
- cat bs_plus_disklabel >/dev/hda4
- change type to 0xA6
- reboot, install
Well, I did more than that (including Lunix kernel freezes
when attempting to write data to the mounted FFS filesystem,
but touching (=creating) files worked... wtf), but that's
it when you strip it down.
The hard part is getting biosboot right.
That was an (IIRC) x30.
[...] if maybe ext3fs wasn't a better pick, or jfs, or maybe reiserfs, oh but
what about xfs, and if only i had waited until reiser4 was ready... in the be-
ginning, there was ffs, and in the middle, there was ffs, and at the end, there
was still ffs, and the sys admins knew it was good. :) -- Ted Unangst über *fs