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Old 04-07-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
treedstang
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Post Floppy Disk Boot Install On Centos 4


I have a small form factor system that's equipped only with a floppy drive. Can anyone tell me how to make a floppy install disk so I can boot from and load the OS from my FTP Server. I know other Distros in past use to have the images for creating a install disk on the CD#1 but I didn't see it on Centos 4


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Old 04-07-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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The readme located on CD#1 /images directory seems to indicate that you can't use a floppy anymore. Probably too big of kernel.

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This directory contains image files that can be used to create media
capable of starting the CentOS 4.0 installation process.

The boot.iso file is an ISO 9660 image of a bootable CD-ROM. It is useful
in cases where the CD-ROM installation method is not desired, but the
CD-ROM's boot speed would be an advantage.

To use this image file, burn the file onto CD-R (or CD-RW) media as you
normally would.

The diskboot.img file is a VFAT filesystem image that can be written to a
USB pendrive or other bootable media larger than a floppy.
Note that
booting via USB is dependent on your BIOS supporting this. It should
be written to the device using dd.
 
  


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