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SubjectRe: Booting linux using Novell NetWare Remote Program Loader

> >>Am I guessing correctly that this RPL thing is a floppy image emulator?
> >>Then it probably becomes a matter of where that image lives (in memory, if
> >>so where; or on the network and downloaded sector by sector.) You may
> >>want to try to make a SYSLINUX image and see if it works.
> >>
> >
> > Yep, it is floppy image emulator. People are telling me it is
> > downloaded sector by sector. Do you have some "sure to boot" floppy
> > image somewhere on ftp?
> > Pavel
> There is no such thing, but this is how you'd build a minimal SYSLINUX
> floppy image (remove the -s for better performance but somewhat reduced
> resistance to severe BIOS bugs):
> su
> dd if=/dev/zero of=floppy.img bs=1024 count=1440
> mkdosfs floppy.img
> syslinux -s floppy.img
> mount -o loop -t msdos floppy.img /mnt
> cp bzImage /mnt/linux
> umount /mnt
> sync

Hey, I tried this with syslinux 1.63, and it boots ;-). Wow. Thanx for
help, hpa.
The best software in life is free (not shareware)! Pavel
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