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Old 09-03-2003, 08:32 AM   #1
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creating a bootable cd from 2 floppies - how?


hi,

i have a boot disk consist of two floppies. i wanted to make a bootable cd that would contain data from both diskettes.

how can i do it?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:10 AM   #2
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"how can i do it?"

This is a rough outline of how I would approach the problem:

Copy your two floppies to hard disk and combine them into one file tree.

Use mkisofs to create a bootable iso from your file tree. Use the mkisofs -b option to specify your bootloader and use isolinux for your bootloader.

isolinux is part of the syslinux package:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/

Use cdrecord to burn the iso image to CD.

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As an alternative solution you could create a bootable CD with LifeBoat and copy your floppy data to the bootable CD using the LifeBoat Addons feature:
http://users.rcn.com/srstites/LifeBo...home.page.html
 
  


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