Typo in "Creating a custom bootdisk"

Johan Veenstra j.h.veenstra at stud.tue.nl
Wed Oct 9 01:36:32 PDT 2002


Csaba Henk wrote:

>  Hello BLFS-dev,
> 
>  those numbers in the "Creating a custom bootdisk" section of BLFS-book
> are very hard to cope with, huh? (I looked back to earlier versions of the
> book -- this typo is a permanent struggle since ??, in different forms,
> but now should be terminated for once & forever.)
>  In the 2122-2124th rows of BLFS-book-20021006 (I refer to the txt
> version) one may read:
> 
> ...by doing 16384+429+1=
> 16184
> rdev -r /dev/floppy/0 16738
> 
> However, in the last quoted row the number should be 16184, too. And BTW,
> I think this mystic number 16384 needs to be explained in more details --
> what is its importance? why should this number be used in our little
> computation?  I personally could not figure out its importance... The only
> thing I realised that it is the 14th power of 2.
> 
> Csaba Henk

Besides that, 

16384 + 429 + 1 = 16814

Johan Veenstra
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