Re: Writing to a boot floppy. ( /dev/fd0u1440 anyone?)
> I recompiled my kernel today (without any major problems) to 2.027,
> however, I can't seem to figure out how to create a new boot floppy. I have
> tried: cp vmlinux /dev/fd0 to a DOS-formatted disk, but when I tried to reboot
> my computer, it didn't work.
Have you tried :
cat /vmlinuz > /dev/fd0
yet? That works just fine for me. The floppy has to be formatted of course.
Some manuals also mention:
dd if=/vmlinuz of=/dev/fd0 bs=8192
as a method for doing this.
However, that does not always work fine for me. I figure this has something
to do with my /dev directory filled with /dev/fd0u* devices instead of /dev/fd0h*
(e.g. I have a /dev/fd0u1440 instead of a /dev/fd0h1440 on my system.)
I guess this is a weird bug on my 1.1.4 system (Infomagic september cd) and it
is pretty annoying because it tends to break scripts like in the kernel-package.
When I succeed in better pinpointing the circumstances that produce these
lethal exceptions, I will try to ask a more specific question about this on the list.
Anyone who knows of or has dealt with this? Please let me know.
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