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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 15:11:06 +0400
From: gremlin@...mlin.ru
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl -> SATA only i386 machine

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 02:54:15PM +0600, damir bikmuhametov wrote:

 > Is there any way to install Owl on an i386 machine that has only SATA
 > IDE drives? My SATA controller (it identifies itself as "Silicon
 > integrated Systems" during bootup) is not recognized by the Owl
 > kernel that is shipped with the latest Owl ISO.

Yes. Build needed monolithic kernel as usual (make bzImage), and then:

#!/bin/sh
dd bs=1440k count=1 if=/dev/zero of=floppy.image
mkdir -p floppy
mount floppy.image floppy/ -o loop=/dev/loop0
mkdir -m 700 floppy/boot
cp -p boot.b bzImage floppy/boot/
cat > lilo-floppy.conf << __EOF
boot=/dev/loop0
map=floppy/boot/map
install=floppy/boot/boot.b
compact
delay=20
disk=/dev/loop0
        bios=0
        heads=2
        cylinders=80
        sectors=18
image=floppy/boot/bzImage
        label=lilux
        read-only
# change /dev/hda to your CD-ROM device
        root=/dev/hda
        append="single"
__EOF
lilo -C lilo-floppy.conf
dd bs=1440k count=1 if=floppy.image of=/dev/fd0

Then simply boot from that floppy.

-- 
Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin
<gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru>

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