how to make a boot/root linux system on a 16M IDE flash module with compressed root file system?

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at
Wed Jul 9 14:32:49 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 20:46, Fu Libo wrote:
> Dear All,
>     I need your help. I am making a boot/root linux system on a 16M IDE
> flash module.
> And it must include some application(Apache, etc.)besides the common linux
> commands.
> Because of the size limitation, I must try to make the file system as small
> as possible.
> I know how to make a single boot/root floppy disk through using ramdisk, but
> I don't know
> how to make boot and a compressed root file system on a IDE flash
> module(hda). And some
> configure files must be writable, so when compressed, how to write the
> configure files?
> Or they would be not compressed? However, some other directory must be
> compressed. How to
> do it?
>     It have token me a week to do, but I cannot work it out.
>     Would you like to tell me something? And could you tell me some
> maillists focusing on
> the IDE flash module boot/root linux system?
>     I am looking for your email. Thank you very much. ^_^

Simply put, this mailing list isn't the place for that type of question.
There are HOWTOs at on how to make a two-disk or similar
running system.  I suggest you hop on over there and start reading
before you get a lowered grade for turning in your assignment late.
The email address above is just as phony as it looks, and for obvious reasons.
Instant messaging contact nfo: AIM: evilDagmar  Jabber: evilDagmar at

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