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Boot Disks

The boot images have the following standard characteristics:

  • Based originally on LRP 2.9.7
  • Linux kernel 2.2.18 (kernel archive with modules is here)
  • Requires a 486 or better
  • Ram disks:
    • 10M for /
    • 2M for /var/log
  • As configured, the system requires second disk (data disk) from below. You can get along without a second disk if you want to, however.
  • Recommended RAM: 16M or more - could probably be reduced by judicious trimming of packages and creation of your own data disks. I'd recommend at least 4M free space for Linux to run in - preferably 8M.
All images are in a non-standard 1.68M disk format, and will need special programs to create them (rawrite does not work). I recommend WinImage for Windows. For Linux, use some form of this script:
#!/bin/sh
168M=/dev/fd0u1680
144M=/dev/fd0u1440
172M=/dev/fd0u1720
DISK=$168M          # use the RIGHT disk device file for the size you want!

# You could probably replace "fdformat" with "superformat" and
# suffer no ill effects: fdformat comes with the Oxygen LRP.
# fdformat appears to come with Red Hat; superformat appears to
# come with the base Debian install.

fdformat $DISK      # disk must be in the drive FIRST!
                    # specify disk image file on command line
dd if=${1?-no disk image specified!} of=$DISK
These are the boot disks:

Data Disks

None of these disks are bootable; all the data disks are is just disks with sets of packages (or modules) on them; with the appropriate configuration, they could be standard 1.44M disks. They require no special configuration. This also means that they will change less with each new revision; you could download the older packages and update each individual package at will.

As Oxygen is configured, you will need one of these:

Notes About Data Disks

If you are configuring a firewall, you should probably have almost nothing from the Network Tools Disks in your operating firewall system; these tools can be very useful to a systems administrator (read: very dangerous in the hands of a malicious cracker).

Also, these disks are nothing more than 1.68M floppies with packages on them; you can create your own package set on 1.44M floppies just as easily. There is nothing special about these disks; they are just my concept of a "package set" that I thought would be useful.

  • Created on 2004-03-16 09:47:38 by mhnoyes
  • Updated on 2004-03-27 10:01:39 by mhnoyes

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