[ILUG-BOM] Help! Fire! SOS!
Q u a s i
Sat Sep 8 00:21:03 IST 2001
(Yeah, I know I should have used a more "meaningful subject" '-)
My 2 HDD's have got some strange ailment (power surge?) and are in their
death throes. Soon I may be left up the room without the paddle... err the
PC. What I want to know is, is it possible to have a bootable CD with
linux which I can use when them spinners die on me. I have already begged
and borrowed these two from my friends, I have no hope for other.
All I need is a minimal system which runs CMUCL + Emacs (+ ilisp). If I
can have X running with a browser it will be truly wonderful. But how does
one deal with all the files which get written automatically? the error
records, the /var files, etc? RAMDisk?
Can any (good Samaritan) with a CD-Writer, do me a huge favour and create
this CD for me? And if the good Samaritan with the CD-Writer does not know
how to do it, can other good Samaritans without CD-Writers help him (and
The other option would be a bootable floppy. What OS would it be? and
how much stuff of the above be accommodated on it?
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