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fasm9



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or any OS image,

if you have menuetos.img and have to install it floppy under Linux,
Try this and boycott DD command :)

debian:~# cat menuetos.img > /dev/fd0

if you have to install SolOS in Linux

debian:~# cat os8.flp > /dev/fd0

see? it's just easy as hell! :)

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spideros1



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I wrote small stub that allows you to load Menuet kernel from any linux loader.
http://menuetlibc.sourceforge.net/mldr.tar.bz2
cat ldr with kernel.mnt

e.g.
cat ldr kernel.mnt > kernel.bin

and load kernel.bin from any linux loader. Loader thinks that it loads linux kernel.
Post 02 Aug 2004, 06:11
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crc



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crc
I prefer to use 'dd' as it can be slightly more reliable than 'cat' for this task:

Code:
  dd if=floppy.img of=/dev/fd0

OR:

  cp ldr.bin kernel.bin
  dd if=floppy.img >>kernel.bin
    
Post 02 Aug 2004, 07:57
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spideros1



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crc wrote:
I prefer to use 'dd' as it can be slightly more reliable than 'cat' for this task:

Code:
  dd if=floppy.img of=/dev/fd0OR:  cp ldr.bin kernel.bin  dd if=floppy.img >>kernel.bin    


This is bad for ldr.bin. You have to concat. ldr & kernel.mnt to get kernel image with fake bootsector & setup code, so that linux loader think that they load linux image.
Post 02 Aug 2004, 10:32
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crc



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Quote:
This is bad for ldr.bin. You have to concat. ldr & kernel.mnt to get kernel image with fake bootsector & setup code, so that linux loader think that they load linux image.


I think I see the mistake. It should have been:

Code:
cp ldr.bin kernel.bin
dd if=kernel.mnt >>kernel.bin
    


I had it concating ldr.bin with the floppy image at first...
Post 02 Aug 2004, 10:47
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fasm9



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Thanks!

and as of now, i can't use it,
i am running console-linux(ext3,JFS), there is no FAT16/32 in my HDD.

spideros1 wrote:
I wrote small stub that allows you to load Menuet kernel from any linux loader.
http://menuetlibc.sourceforge.net/mldr.tar.bz2
cat ldr with kernel.mnt

e.g.
cat ldr kernel.mnt > kernel.bin

and load kernel.bin from any linux loader. Loader thinks that it loads linux kernel.
Post 02 Aug 2004, 11:26
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