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

Declan. Moriarty declan.moriarty at
Thu Jul 10 00:50:53 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 04:32:49PM -0500, Dagmar d'Surreal enlightened
us thusly
> 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. if you want to copy one. If you want to compile
one, you're on your own.

	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.
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