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    I need a linux scsi boot floppy for a old dell laptop

    I was needing to find a linux scsi boot disk for my old dell laptop.
    It has a docking station and attached to it is a scsi cdrom drive.
    The docking station has a AHA152x chip in it.
    I've searched and searched and I can't find one.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Sounds like you need a special kernel. 2.6 kernels will no longer fit onto a standard floppy, but you might be able to build yourself one with a 2.4 kernel.

    All you have to do is get hold of the 2.4 kernel sources and build a custom kernel without modules - build everything you need into the kernel image, discarding anything that you wont need, copy the kernel to a blank floppy disk, and boot up from it.
    Linux user #126863 - see

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    Jun 2005
    The Hot Humid South
    Slackware has a SCSI compatible boot floppy. Check the mirrors, and pick the one closest to you!

    Here's an example of where it:

    You will wanto get any floppy that ends with an *.s, those are the SCSI ones. Root disk are going to be in:

    Read the README files inside each of those to help you figure out which one you need.

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