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Re: Today's Challange

G'Day !

Thank you all for your responses .. I pretty sure I can do it now.  

I think you all went off on a tangent ... The computers I'm setting up only have a Motherboard and video card and harddrive, so the only possible way to boot is off the harddrive.  (Without the purchase of additional hardware  ;-)

Jim Parker

Sailboat racing is not a matter of life and death ....  It is far more important than that !!!

Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca>

03/23/01 08:52 PM

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        Subject:        Re: Today's Challange

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 07:22:27PM -0800, Heather wrote:
> And if you want to boot from floppy or not at all -- perhaps as a security
> measure? -- then make sure a floppy is in, and use boot=/dev/fd0

You can put this in lilo.conf to boot a floppy from lilo:
This lets you boot off the HD, so you can get into linux fast without
having the BIOS grind your FD.  If you want to boot off a floppy, you can do
so without going into the BIOS setup.  (The "unsafe" option makes it
possible to run /sbin/lilo without a floppy in the drive.)

#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE

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