First you need to get the base bootfloppies from any debian mirror
from the debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/current/. You need
Compile your kernel as usual - be shure to integrate
ramdisk support. Better to start from the debian config
found in the rescue.bin as config.gz.
After compiling the kernel mount the rescue.bin as loop
anywhere you want:
mount -o loop -t msdos rescue.bin /mnt/loop
Then you should issue these commands:
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /mnt/loop/linux.bin
gzip <System.map >/mnt/loop/sys_map.gz
gzip <.config >/mnt/loop/config.gz
Unmount the floopy with umount /mnt/loop and write
to a disk and boot. The kernel should come up and ask for
the root.bin based floppy. I used the unmodified
To create the new driver floppys you will need to install
the kernel modules to a directory like this:
make INSTALL_MOD_PATH=/tmp/new-modules modules_install
Change to that directory and create a new .tgz file from
tar -zcvf ../modules.tgz .
Now extract the drivers.tgz you got from the debian mirror
to a directory. Delete the pcmcia.tgz and the modules.tgz
files and copy the modules.tgz to that directory. Now create a new drivers.tgz
from it. You might also change the modcont file to no contain any directorys
in the pcmcia section.
tar -zxvf ../drivers.tgz
rm pcmcia.tgz modules.tgz
cp ../modules.tgz .
tar -zcvf ../drivers-new.tgz
Now you need to split the drivers-new.tgz into floppy sized
chunks. You need to use the floppy_split
utility which i got from the debian cvs.