> >I tried the same thing, deleted the files from my floppy and booted the
> >ISO in VMware. It tried to copy the files to floppy, but failed and
> >rebooted. So, let me ask you again, did you try booting yours with a
> >_BLANK_ floppy? Or did you _manually_ copy new files to a floppy?
> To be honest, I always copy the stuff on the config media before I try it.
Ah ha! Just as I suspected! :-)
For testing, I just delete the files and let the initial boot
recreate them. (being lazy as I am :)
> I currently use a USB flash card.
I use a real floppy diskette in VMware for testing.
> >So, I then manually copied the files to my floppy and booted VMware
> >again. This time it booted up without warning to a login prompt! :-)
> Aaaaah. Good !
Yes, I was very happy to once again see a login prompt! :->
I booted my other copy this morning (all software selected), and it
works too, although has a few warnings:
ldconfig complains about not being able to link something in libstdc++
modprobe can't locate /dev/lvm (starting LVM)
modprobe can't locate /dev/nb
wlan startup script gives a warning about invalid parameters.
hotplug can't synthesize pci hotplug events
Minor stuff! (at least stuff that I don't use and don't care about ;)
> >The only problem I see right now is the code that copies the default
> >configs to a blank media. (but I haven't looked very hard either ;)
> There where some modifications to the linuxrc script, I could accidently
> have messed something up.
> Don't work on that problem for now, I probably replace the shell by
> something more limited, but much smaller.
It's all yours.
I just added the single line help text to all services in the setup
script, and removed the menu selection that loaded packages.
I'm leaving on vacation this weekend, be gone for a week. We'll be back
the second week of August. I probably won't have email - no phones in
our hotel room, and cell phone coverage is very limited.