Re: Clone ext2 and disk full

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 11:28:23 CET

On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 11:21:17AM +1100, Robert Heezeman nicely wrote:
> Attempting to clone ext2 to HDD (4MB) from floppy (no addons, proceeds until
> "Prepare loader linux.bat in /dev/fd0"
> and says
> "cp: ./mulinuz: No space left on device"
> "cp: ./loadlin : No space left on device"
> cat ... write error: No space left on device"
> ....
> and yes it looks full - also tried with 100MB HDD same thing
> where:
> Partition to install mulinux on /dev/hda1
> Which DOS partition contains linux.bat /dev/fd0
> version is V7r2b
> What is it I am doing wrong ?

To use a floppy as boot-loader do not works, sorry. You can clone
in EXT2, but you need a dos segment to boot.

You can save putting LILO on the floppy, if you know how to that

In alternative, format a DOS floppy from Win9x and put on it:


the "sys a:". Create an autoexec.bat on the floppy which look like

                a:\loadlin.exe mulinuz root=/dev/XYZ

and replace XYZ with your EXT2 partition.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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