Re: bootable floppy
hi ya thomas
- no single user mode there
dd if=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.x of=/dev/fd0 bs=1204
rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hda1 ( use your partition for / )
harder/trickier/messier than dd .. lilo/grub/syslinux
( syslinux needs a dos floppy )
debian has its own root/boot floppies
- pick your version..etc...
toms root/boot is good but..
- you have to uncompress the floppy
- replace its kernel with yours...
- remake tomsroot boot floppy
- it uses 1.722MB floppy format... and not all drives
can see it correctly...
lots o dozen other ways to boot from floppy or cdroms
On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Thomas R. Shemanske wrote:
> Ralph Boisvert wrote:
> > I loaded linux without making a bootable floppy. I am trying to make a
> > bootable floppy with cd-rom support. Is this possible, if so how can it
> > be done?
> > Ralph
> I am guessing you mean a boot disk (one that will boot your existing
> kernel). In that case use the mkboot command.
> If you really meant a floppy on which resides a full system, this is
> harder. Look up http://www.toms.net/rb/
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