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Re: [SLUG] Modifying tomsrtbt disk
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Modifying tomsrtbt disk
- From: tom_massey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Tom Massey)
- Date: Tue Dec 31 02:15:02 2002
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* Ken Caldwell <kencaldwell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2002-12-30 22:37]:
> For some years I have used tomsrtbt disk as a convienient boot, repair
> and rescue disk. In that time I have nearly always used it in 80x25
> characters and never with anything but a standard qwerty keyboard. It
> occurs to me that I could save time or keystrokes by removing the three
> delays built into the boot process.
> Does anyone here know how to do this?
Sometimes. (Bit tired at the moment, but I've messed around in this area
before enough to build a bootable CD that will install a base Linux
> I have found the "sleep 15" that gives you time to select the keyboard
> but have not found the code that controls the wait at the boot prompt or
> while waiting for you to select the number of lines and characters to be
> displayed on the screen. (I admit that I have only a hazy idea of what
> the rc.custom scriot is doing!)
I suspect that this is all in the boot block. This is pretty hard to
change in tomsrtbt from memory - doesn't have a handy lilo.conf to mess
around with, it's already been built into the floppy image.
The rc.custom script is pretty much just a standard shell script that
serves as an /etc/rc* here I think. Anything it does, it does it to the
> If I wanted to run a script on startup rather than getting a login
> prompt what changes should I make?
You might want to consider building your own floppy.
<http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/index.html> It's really
quite easy to do, and very interesting. I'll try and remember some
more details tomorrow, but now I must go to bed.