The fiasco kernel and roottask I build are too large to put in the floppy.

Bernhard Kauer kauer at
Sun Sep 17 19:04:07 CEST 2006

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 12:08:42PM +0800, Zheng Da wrote:
> I found the two files in drops-demo-floppydisk-current.img are quite small.
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 166060 2005-08-15 15:53 fiasco
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  61545 2005-08-15 15:41 roottask
> But the ones I build are so large that there are on enough space for them in
> the floppy.
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 zhengda zhengda 639K 2006-09-16 00:25 bin/x86_586/l4v2/roottask
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 zhengda zhengda 358K 2006-09-16 00:08
> l4/kernel/fiasco/build/main

On one hand you can 'strip' the debug information away, on the other hand
it is also possible to 'gzip' the files, since grub will uncompress them

> I got fiasco from CVS, and followed the steps showed in
> I want to create a hard disk image, and then there will be enough space.
> Unfortunately, I don't know how to create a hard disk image.
> So does anyone have some ideas?

There is a harddisk image available in the OpenTC snapshot:

Look into the instructions to find out how to change the disk image.

    Bernhard Kauer

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