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Re: How to make a boot disk?

The simplest way is to dd the kernel to the floppy disk, and then set
the root device (partition).

dd if=/path_to_your_kernel of=/dev/fd0 bs=512

rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/your_root_partition

You can verify that the root device for the floppy disk kernel is set
correctly by using this command:

rdev /dev/fd0

You can also set video mode if you want. See 'man rdev' or 'man vidmode'


Marshal Wong wrote:
> Hey all,
> You would think that after 2 years of experience with Linux, I would
> know how to make a linux boot disk, but I don't.  So how do I do it?
> :)
> I heard of dd the kernel onto disk, but aren't there certain
> variables that are on the kernel, like the root partition, that must
> be changed?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Marshal

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