Re: boot floppy doesn't work
hi ya david
i don't know if the cp trick will work or not..
or if oyu figured out your dd problems..
( i havent tried "cp" )
to make a bootable floppy..
dd if=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.x of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024
if you didnt compile that kernel yourself or if / is different
than where it expects it .. you tell it where / is
rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hda1
- the above and the way you did your dd should always work..
if not... try a different floppy ... you have to have a 100%
clean floppy ( no bad tracks/sectors )
you can also use lilo and grub and syslinux to make boot floppies
( a better boot floppy... esp if you need to fix the disks ...
have fun booting..
On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, David Teague wrote:
> I tried to use the script mkboot that (if run as user, makes a boot
> disk by dd the kernel to a floppy and then running rdev on the
> floppy.) Boot floppy made that way esn't work.
> If I do it barehanded
> cp kernel /dev/fd0
> to set the root and swap doesn't work either.
> Please ask me questions if you need more information. I will supply
> data you ask for.
> I'm runing Woody, on 350MHz AMD, 390MB RAM. what else do you
> need? Kernel is the Woody default 2.4 kernel.
> I'd like a boot floppy that has a kernel on the floppy. Right now
> I'm using a floppy that has a Lilo track.