USB boot how to disable floppy drive check?
Forum: USB booting
Topic: USB boot how to disable floppy drive check?
started by: gizmomelb
Posted by gizmomelb on June 14 2009,15:29Hi all,
I want to modify DSL 4.4.10 so that it permanently NEVER checks for a floppy disk drive.
I know part of the answer to this question - I need to edit /etc/modules.conf (or /etc/modprove.conf ) and add in:
alias block-major-2 off
but as I'm using a LIVE USB install, where do I find the /ETC/ directory please?
Is it in the compressed KNOPPIX file?
If so, is there any way to uncompress this file so I can make the permanent change please?
Many thanks for any help,
Posted by humpty on June 15 2009,11:27there is a "dsl nofloppy" boot option.
Posted by gizmomelb on June 20 2009,13:57
"there is a "dsl nofloppy" boot option."
that does not appear to be a valid boot option for DSL 4.4.10
from google searching I think I need to add the following to /etc/modules.conf
'alias block-major-2 floppy'
so that DSL will not search for the floppy on bootup.
However, as I'm using a USB boot - how do I remaster the compressed KNOPPIX file so I can make the change and then save it please?
I'm using ubuntu 6.something and I haven't been able to successfully compile the cloop module, so is there another way to do it without cloop please?
thank you in advance,