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Old 05-27-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Where can i get a Fedora Boot Disk


How do you make a boot disk for Fedora Core 1? I have formatted my hard drive. I can install linux without Windows, right?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Can you boot off the CD? The install disc should be bootable if your BIOS supports it (almost all do).

Otherwise, something like this should allow you to boot from the cd through a floppy.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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It won't let me boot from a cd. But when i try to make a boot disk from the boot.img file, the floppy disk will only hold 1.38mb and the file is 1.40mb.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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To make a boot disk, in Windows, insert the first install CD. Navigate to the \dosutils\rawritewin directory. Start rawwritewin.exe. In the Image file text box, enter the path "X:\images\bootdisk.img". Click Write and when it is done writing the disk, reboot your computer with the floppy inserted and you should be good to go.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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I don't see that folder on CD 1
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:53 AM   #6
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Which archetecture does your copy of FC 1 support (ie i386, x86_64, etc.)?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 10:27 AM   #7
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i have i386
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:20 PM   #8
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I pulled out my FC 1 i386 CDs, and the directory structure for CD 1 is (ommitting some directories):
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    dosutils/
        autoboot/
        fips15c/
        fips20/
        fipsdocs/
        rawwritewin/
            (rawwritewin.exe)
    Fedora/
        base/
        RPMS/
    images/
        pxeboot/
        (bootdisk.img)
    isolinux/
I included the locations of the files that are imporant for making the boot diskette. If you want to use the command line instead of a GUI, at the command line type X:\dosutils\rawrite and follow the onscreen instreuctions. The image you want to use is located at X:\images\bootdisk.img
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:41 AM   #9
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try this site http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg01957.html
It didnt work for me even though I was sure it would, it was taking to much space. More than 1.4 mb, but maybe you'll have better luck!
 
  


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