Stuart Winter <m-lists <at> biscuit.org.uk>
2007-11-30 21:06:48 GMT
> > You contacted me a while ago about the RiscPC?
> Yup I've one of those
It's amazing that they still go strong even after 16 years or so!
Although my main one is starting to play up on me now when booting Linux,
unless it's just a bug in GRUB.
> What's involved in making a RiscPC bootable ISO ? Not familiar with
> the process myself.
Not a lot really! It's basically just a case of putting the !SlackBt
application into the filesystem, adding the RISC OS filetypes
to the filenames (say !Run,ffb for an 'Obey' file), and using a patched
mkisofs that translates these file names into RISC OS file types proper.
I have scripts to do it, some of which are based on Pat's scripts that
he uses to build the real Slackware ISOs, which he doesn't want to
release, so I can't release mine either unless I basically rewrite them
> I've been messing around via NFS ... but as I had a bit of trouble
> getting a modern hard disk to work in the RiscPC, I couldn't squeeze
> the gigabytes of stuff I wanted into a 1.2Gb drive, and the silly
> Seagate isn't usable with the onboard IDE ..
No? I will have to have a look at that. I haven't put a large hard disk
onto the motherboard IDE for a while now, but I have a 120GB or so sitting
around so I will see if it recognises it in RISC OS, and perhaps make a