Question about Palm LifeDrive Handheld
I got a Linux CD in my hands, and want to use it, but do not always want ot use the Live CD, WILL NOT install on PowerBook, and WILL NOT install to External Drive. So, I thought of my LifeDrive. Dmitry said it could be done. Here're some questions: Where/What is the root folder on my LifeDrive??? What files do I need to boot Linux? Dmitry said they need to be in the root folder, and I dont know where that is exactly, and what files to put there. Any help appreciated.
Posted by Anonymous on
What system is the Linux disc for, and what system are you trying to use it on? You do realize that there needs to be different builds of Linux for PowerPC processors, Pentium, Palm, etc... and I'm not aware of one for the LifeDrive, although I wouldn't be surprised... So I'm guessing you have a Mac-hardware-compatible Linux disc, and you want to boot the PowerBook from the LifeDrive. Let me first warn you that portable devices are not specifically designed for long-term, frequent, intensive access... many people have killed their iPods by trying to boot Mac OS X from them (although there are some success stories). Still want to try it? Well, the root level is the top level of the hard disk. I don't have a LifeDrive myself, but with drive mode it sounds like it should be very easy to find.... just go to My Computer on the desktop and double-click the icon for the LD's drive. There are some types of discs that can override this on Windows and force something besides the root level to open, but I've never seen this on a Mac. Nonetheless, should the Finder fail you for some reason, open the Terminal and type cd /Volumes/; ls and then it will list the drives mounted on your computer. One of them should be the LifeDrive... I don't know what the exact name of it will be, but then type: cd ./[name of lifedrive]/ [note the dot] and you will then be in the root directory. If you want to see what is currently there, type ls again. Clarification: that's LS, as in "list," not "IS." I just noticed that it's hard to tell with lower-case letters. However, the command-prompt is case-sensitive, and you must enter it in lower-case. I capitalized it in this clarification just to show what letter it is. 11
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