Re: Problem mounting DVD
- From: Douglas Mayne <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 11:00:57 -0600
On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:43:17 +0000, MS wrote:
Douglas Mayne emailed this:<snip>
On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 14:24:28 +0000, MS wrote:
I would very much like you to give me a copy of the floppy image please.
If possible could you upload it to easy-sharing which is a file sharing
web site, and much less hassle (for both of us) than dealing with files
posted to newsgroups, and you can post the web link it gives you in a
reply in this thread.
I'll post it on the web everyone who cares to download it. See below.
Thanks for giving me the chance to make this available. This project will
Many, many, thanks and regards,
also force me to document what I have done ;-)
I would like to make this download available as a part of an archive of
bootable media that I started earlier this year. The first was a generic
bootable grub cd image which is explained here:
That page includes pointers to help available for using grub in
general. It also includes several disclaimers, which are
applicable to this project also, and are repeated below for completeness.
-- NO WARRANTY (A DISCLAIMER) --
Use of this software is subject to the provisions of the GPL license:
The statement below emphasizes the "No Warranty" provisions of the GPL (see
Sections 11 and 12 of the above document.) This statement applies to this
software project, a bootable floppy image which encapsulates the grub
loader, v0.97 (with subcomponents from smartboot manager, and syslinux as
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN
NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR
PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Here are the specific instructions:
1. Obtain software (compressed image and checksum) here:
These are the file sizes:
Note: bf.img is not provided for download.
2. Expand image and verify MD5SUM checksum:
# cat bf.img.gz | gzip -cd >bf.img
# md5sum -c md5sums
These are the correct values:
3. Write the image file to your media. Remember: this is a bootable
floppy _image_. You can create a real floppy might ething like this:
# cat bf.img >/dev/fd0
4. Test booting system with new floppy. See referenced links for more help.
The menu has a single entry: Smart Boot Manager. Grub's basic
command mode can also be used to boot by pressing "c" (for command) when
indicated. Also, the file menu.lst can be edited on your floppy to
setup other default boot entries.
This project uses several components which are part of the Slackware
Linux distribution. Slackware and its associated source are widely
available on the internet. I use the designation <slack mirror> in the
references below to represent any of those repositories. This is an
example of one representative Slackware mirror:
binary used: <slack mirror>/slackware-10.2/extra/grub/
binary used: self-compiled binary (memdisk)
binary used: <slack mirror>/slackware-10.2/rootdisks/sbootmgr.dsk source:
This project uses memdisk, a component of the syslinux project, by H.
Peter Anvin. That project's website is here http://syslinux.zytor.com/
This project uses SmartBootManager written by Suzhe, Lonius, and
Thanks for providing this information. It is very helpful:
(r) Slackware is a registered trademark of Patrick Volkerding and the
Slackware Linux Project.
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