John Malone - Sun Microsystems Ireland - Test Engineer wrote:
>> * At 10:57, Conor Daly wrote:
> > Just been looking at the BBC image. Doesn't look too hackable :-(
> > Anyone else wann burn the iso to a standard CD and have a look. I'm not
> > experienced enough with this sort of thing to tell quite what we could do
> > with it.
>> Can you mount an iso in linux?
>> I know you can in solaris (lofiadm I think).
You can mount the ISO in linux but it doesn't tell you much. You only
get stuff like the "singularity" file and a few other bits. You need to
*boot* the iso to get a proper look inside and for that, you need to
burn it (unless that is you have a spare 50Mb partition and could copy
the iso contents to that but quite how to make it boot I'm not sure. I
know you can ask LILO to boot that partition but the boot sector stuff
doesn't appear on the CD.).
> > ##############
> > I'd be inclined to suggest we shouldn't burn a bunch of these immediately
> > but rather get a copy each to use as a learning tool for writing our own.
> > ##############
> > On the up side, the image contains X (fvwm), wvdial, loads of networking,
> > ssh (AFAIK, telnet etc are linked to run in ssh by default) and a cute
> > little easter egg (do a "SVGATextMode" and then "egg" in a shell).
> Does it have the imm.o kernel module? Would be cool as then you could
> mount your 250MB zip drive from it. Assuming parport* stuff was there.
Dunno, I didn't spend too long looking at it. It has support for making
devices that weren't already there and it's probably quite current
(didn't think of checking the kernel version though).
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