how to use dsl to make bootdisks for dsl-n?
Topic: how to use dsl to make bootdisks for dsl-n?
started by: DSL_Ninja
Posted by DSL_Ninja on Feb. 07 2007,09:38I like DSL, but would like to try dsl-n.
I need to know how to use dsl to make the dsl-n bootdisks,
the disks are different sizes, and I understand that linux can create floppies of different size, but how do I know from the size of the image the size of the floppy?
How do I use dsl to invoke the disk image copying/formatting etc.I tried
dd if=filename of=/dev/fd0
but get the no space left on device error, and the resultant disk is useless.
Posted by Juanito on Feb. 07 2007,09:47I seem to remember that you have to be able to write about 1.7MB to a 1.44MB floppy to make a DSL-N boot floppy - isn't there something about this on the (now defunct) DSL-N forum posts?
Posted by DSL_Ninja on Feb. 07 2007,09:57I looked but couldn't find anything.
I have seen other 1.7M floppies (tomsrtbt for example) but these had a script which setup the floppy and did the copying for me.
Is DSL-N defunct? I thought it was still being developed.
Posted by Juanito on Feb. 07 2007,10:09I think DSL-N is in suspended animation but the forum was closed and moved to a section of the DSL forum.
Looking at my DSL-N boot usb stick, the linux file is 1,529KB and the minirt.gz file is 863KB, so it's not obvious (to me at least) how even a 1.7MB floppy would be useful to boot from usb.
Posted by DSL_Ninja on Feb. 07 2007,10:16I see, I suppose that this should have been placed in the DSL-N forum here, but to be honest I hadn't seen it. I did search the old forum for the answer, and looking here I can not find one either.
Posted by lucky13 on Feb. 07 2007,10:48
Use the floppy tool listed in the menu. It will let you format a floppy at 1.44 or 1.7 MB and copy image to floppy.
Posted by roberts on Feb. 07 2007,15:22DSL-N two floppy boot set is available in the DSL-N current dowload section < here >
The first one is oversized, you can use DSL floppy tool to format and wite the image to it.
select 1722k for the first floppy image
Posted by cosmoOne on Feb. 12 2007,06:45Read "DSL embedded writeable and modifyable" in the "DSL embedded" topic. It will give you a way to do it without floppies.