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Old 05-27-2004, 03:15 AM   #1
akudewan
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wanna make a LILO boot-CD


Hi,
I installed slackware a few days ago. My floppy drive is bust and I cant read/write floppies.

So I wanna make a LILO bootable CD. Is there any way I can do this? At least can I create/obtain an *.img file, so that I can write on CD it using floppy-emulation??

Any suggestions, anyone?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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You sure can... What Distro are you using? You should really fill out your info... <edit>Wow.... I'm really blind.... Nevermind...</edit> There are 2 or 3 distros where Lilo comes with mkrescue I believe... Slackware is one of them... Try:

mkrescue --iso

If it doesn't recognize that, there should be no reson why you can go to Slacks package tree on the web site and download Lilo from there.... I use slack binaries on other distros all the time.

http://www.slackware.com/pb/?vers=sl...-current&set=a

I would try extracting that package first into a folder. Then cut /sbin/mkrescue out and put it in your own /sbin.... See if that works first before you go and install everything. If you decide to install the whole package, just incase your not familiar with slak-paks:

cd /
tar -xzf /path/to/lilo.tgz

This way, your kernel image can be a couple hundred Mb if you really want it that large and it's wicked fast to boot up...

So, since you have Slackware:

mkrescue --iso

Then burn the image with some cd burning software, or do this:

cdrecord -scanbus
cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 rescue.iso

(dev=0,0,0 is the output you got from 'cdrecord -scanbus' where your cd-r is....)

Last edited by jong357; 05-27-2004 at 09:44 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks a LOT pal!! That was just perfect!! slack did come with the mkrescue package. used Xcdroast to burn the ISO...works great...thanks.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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Yea, that is pretty cool, isn't it?. I use it on LFS. Start a multisession CD and burn a tarball of my entire LFS to it and then finish up with the boot CD.... Makes for a decent half-baked install/backup CD...
 
  


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