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SubjectRe: > 1 meg bzImage
On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Robert de Bath wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> > > Robert de Bath wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Please could one (or four) of the floppy minors be mapped onto the
> > > > first IDE LS-120 drive or sda1-4 of a Zip drive for multi-system boot
> > > > 'super-'floppies because otherwise it's _impossible_ to predict which
> > > > device the floppy drive will be so we can't mount root!
> > > >
> > >
> > > initrd.
> > Yes, but how do you tell it's a floppy?
> > It ain't anywhere in /proc that I can see.
> >
>
> Sure it is:
>
> /proc/ide/ide*/hd*/media
Ah, I see a bug! I'd guess that something has a problem getiing it's mind
around the fact that an IDE interface can appear in mid flight :-)


--
Rob. (Robert de Bath <http://poboxes.com/rdebath>)
<rdebath @ poboxes.com> <http://www.cix.co.uk/~mayday>


Script started on Tue Aug 10 18:39:54 1999
p2(root@debian)/root# mdir d:
Volume in drive D has no label
Volume Serial Number is 0000-0001
Directory for D:/
unixto~1 <DIR> 12-15-1998 18:34 Unix tools
scotoo~1 <DIR> 12-15-1998 18:35 SCO tools
dostoo~1 <DIR> 12-15-1998 18:35 DOS tools
dist <DIR> 12-30-1998 18:11 Dist
telix <DIR> 01-17-1999 17:59
w95too~1 <DIR> 12-15-1998 18:36 W95 tools
stuff <DIR> 12-30-1998 18:17 Stuff
msc <DIR> 01-17-1999 18:03
floppies <DIR> 04-11-1999 13:34
9 file(s) 0 bytes
28 579 840 bytes free

p2(root@debian)/root# hdparm -i /dev/hdc

/dev/hdc:
HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Input/output error

Model=LS-120 SLIM 02 UHD Floppy, FwRev=0011K14G, SerialNo=84A00218
Config={ Removeable nonMagnetic }
RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
BuffType=0(?), BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
DblWordIO=no, maxPIO=2(fast), DMA=no
CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
IORDY=yes, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:240}, PIO modes:
p2(root@debian)/root# grep . /proc/ide/ide*/hd*/media
disk
p2(root@debian)/root# ls -l /proc/ide/ide*/hd*/media
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 10 18:41 /proc/ide/ide0/hda/media
p2(root@debian)/root# cat /proc/devices
Character devices:
1 mem
2 pty
3 ttyp
4 ttyS
5 cua
7 vcs
10 misc
29 fb
254 pcmcia

Block devices:
1 ramdisk
3 ide0
9 md
22 ide1
p2(root@debian)/root# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.2.9 (root@debian) (gcc version 2.7.2.3) #1 Sat May 29 08:59:03 B
ST 1999
p2(root@debian)/root# lsmod
Module Size Used by
serial_cs 3848 0 (unused)
serial 34968 0 [serial_cs]
3c589_cs 6332 1
ide-floppy 8060 0 (autoclean)
ide_cs 3132 1
ds 6144 2 [serial_cs 3c589_cs ide_cs]
i82365 20756 2
pcmcia_core 35096 0 [serial_cs 3c589_cs ide_cs ds i82365]
nls_iso8859-1 2024 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 3548 1 (autoclean)
vfat 11100 1 (autoclean)
fat 23912 1 (autoclean) [vfat]
p2(root@debian)/root# exit

Script done on Tue Aug 10 18:45:49 1999



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