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Re: boot cdrom31.fs image from floppies?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: boot cdrom31.fs image from floppies?
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 08:57:29 -0700
On Sat, Jul 27, 2002 at 01:51:47AM -0400, Matt Rickard wrote:
> Is there any way to boot the cdrom31.fs image from floppies? My
> problem is that the cdrom image is the only one that includes
> the network drivers I need (Intel EtherExpress PRO/10 ISA (ex)),
> and I need to do a network install since the machine has no
> cdrom (and even if it did the bios won't boot from it).
> Is there any way I can get this install up and running? Perhaps
> an easier method I'm just not thinking of?
I don't think you'll find any of the solutions are ``easy.'' If
you want easy, buy a $50 used P200.
If I were in your shoes, I'd probably create a 1.44 Mbyte floppy
with the right driver. See /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies for the
source, and go from there. The kernel configuration files are in
If that was Greek to you, buy the computer. If it wasn't Greek
but you're not sure what to do, you'll want to do lots of
research. Don't forget Google. My Meta-FAQ has pointers, including
to the relevant manual pages.
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