[TAG] Running isoLINUX from a REALLY old machine
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Nov 21 16:46:50 MSK 2005
On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 10:47:20AM +0100, R.M.Deal wrote:
> Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >Whoops... Perhaps you could post that error? My technical German has
> >risen above zero (in part, due to Knoppix :), and there are several
> >German-speaking folks here who could help.
> OK. Attached is a script of what happened when I tried to produce the
> boot floppy. It was interesting
> making the script in KNOPPIX and transferring it to
> /mnt/hda2/home/ralph/ after mounting /mnt/hda2.
> Please note that I am working with Knoppix V3.8.1 (2005/04/08). I am
> not updating
> right now because I cannot get DSL in Weimar despite having it in Munich
> and so am
> having to use ISDN (hence my switch from Fedora to Suse) in which I can
> get no flat rate!
> Once DSL is available ("tomorrow"), I'll update my version.
[ snip ]
> Script wurde gestartet: Mo 21 Nov 2005 10:21:56 CET
> [1;36mroot at 4[~]#[0;39m mkboot
> Insert a floppy diskette into your boot drive, and press <Return>.
> Creating a lilo bootdisk...
> cp: Schreiben von ,,/tmp/boot15663/vmlinuz": Auf dem Ger?t ist kein Speicherplatz mehr verf?gbar
"No space left on device". At least the version with the umlauts, etc. -
"Auf dem Ger?t ist kein Speicherplatz mehr verf?gbar" - means that.
Seems that it's not all that uncommon: searching the Net produces a
number of hits. It seems that in some cases, this is produced by bad
floppies - but in other cases, it's a result of bad communication with
an external floppy drive.
I'd suggest making the floppy from your Wind0ws, just to see
if it works. Having two OSes can be handy for resolving "is it hardware
or software?" questions.
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