Boot/Root Diskette(s) for COL 2.3 . . .
Posted on 2000-03-08
We have been using Caldera OpenLinux (COL) for a number of years now, but for the sake of stability we have not tried to upgrade to the 2.2 kernel, until now. Since we started this project, we have not been able to implement a boot/root diskette for it.
I have tried Slackware, Tom's Boot/Root, any instructions I could find on the Internet and for one reason or another I have failed to find any way of doing this. Either the filesystems were incompatible, or I couldn't get the root file system to mount during the RAM disk part of the boot, or the lilo wouldn't work, after everything else did, or something.
This is EXTREMELY important to our business. While we do only distribute less than 30 Caldera OpenLinux licenses a year, the inability to restore and recover the few hundred customers we have, by using a boot/root diskette set, will make it necessary for us to find a Linux publisher that CAN help us with this. I hope this is not necessary.
We would rather NOT have to "retool" our whole operation, just for different Linux flavor. Or WORSE!!! A different UNIX flavor . . . yuugghhcchh! We already tried this on SCO, before we settled on COL.
If anyone out there has a tried and true COL 2.3 compatible boot/root, please let me know; even if it's just reliable, tested instructions.