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BootRoot creates a boot disk with lilo, a kernel and an initrd image
BootRoot creates a boot disk with lilo, a kernel and an initrd image. The initrd script mounts another root disk with a compressed (gzip or bzip2) filesystem.
The root filesystem isn't made by this program, but there lots of compressed filesytems out there to use.
You can use a bzip2 compressed filesystem, this program is easy to use, and it provides a framework showing a simple initrd method which you can freely modify.
The four steps to making a Boot Root set.
1). Grab the Perl Script right here .. boot_root give it a name .. umm .. boot_root.
2). Make sure the bang line points to the right place:
$ which perl
$ grep "perl -w" boot_root
3). Make it executable:
$ chmod 755 boot_root
4). Put it in one of your LIB PATHS:
$ echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:.:
$ mv boot_root /usr/bin
5). Run it, and have lots of fun! More directions can be found at the beginning of the script.
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