Re: ramdisk question

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 23:12:46 CEST

On Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 06:14:07PM +0000, Chris Ellec nicely wrote:

> When all is done, I type "df" and the result looks like this:
> /dev/ram0 1600 1600 0 100% /
> /dev/fdh1772 572 567 5 99% /startup

Orror! A ramdisk-based system without ramdisks!

Usually you have to see /dev/ram1 mount in /usr, /dev/ram2 in /tmp,
etc. etc.

> so I think the problem is that the ramdisk is too small to install everything on it.

No. Addons are projected for ramdisk. I can only suppose you answered "n"
to FOUNDAMENTAL query about USR loading. This first addon (which reside
on the last part of first floppy) is mounted in /usr. The command mkfs.ext2
is in /usr/bin. Without this, you can't mount other addons.

Ok. I will add a check and addons will be skipped in this (very rare)


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