Compiled Linux kernel 2.4.19 no problems. It booted fine. Now I just need to patch it to include XFS. Or reformat my partition that uses XFS ;-).
Reinstalled Plex86 by
apt-get install plex86
It worked like a charm to test booting Small Linux. Also installed Java and Flash for Mozilla yesterday. And tested a ruby irc bot with dancer-ircd. When things work they just work.
I feel stressed today: want to work on boot cd - need to get Dr Dobbs together - have to work 8 hours a day. AARGH
Well I don't actually work 8 hours, but my body is physically in or around the office for 9 hours and I spend more than an hour driving my car to or from.
Charlotte and I are planning a three day getaway the end of this month. No internet connection. Will I survive?
I should be able to test the CD boot process with Plex86
I have never tried a CD boot with Plex86. But I have been using my clever little trick to test the bootable CD without having to burn any actual CDs. That however means I am not actually testing that first step of the (boot up, kernel load, root disk mounting, rebooting onto live CD) So Plex86 should allow me to test those steps. I hope.