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Old 06-16-2002, 01:30 PM   #1
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Boot disk don't work


I've created a boot disk to start my Rh 7.3
When I start my computer with the boot disk, I've a problem: "boot load failed"

what I do now?
Thk

I created the boot disk with mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.18-3
 
Old 06-16-2002, 02:45 PM   #2
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Talking Boot disk

If your computer supports bootable CD's go into the
BIOS and change the boot sequence so that the machine
will boot from the CD drive. Go ahead and reboot with
the CD to start the install. If your computer is old
enough this won't be possible so you need
to make a Linux boot disk from DOS. This procedure
assumes your CD drive is labeled E: under DOS.


Reboot into DOS mode or open Command prompt.
C:\> e:
E:\> cd \dosutils
E:\ dosutils>rawrite Enter
Enter disk image source filename: \images\boot.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press Enter.


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Old 06-16-2002, 04:10 PM   #3
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My computer supports bootable CD's, but if I boot with CD, I can start only in rescue mode...
 
Old 06-16-2002, 04:17 PM   #4
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Boot disk

Try the second method
 
Old 06-16-2002, 05:00 PM   #5
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Re: Boot disk

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Reboot into DOS mode or open Command prompt.
C:\> e:
E:\> cd \dosutils
E:\ dosutils>rawrite Enter
Enter disk image source filename: \images\boot.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press Enter.

yes and after???
 
Old 06-16-2002, 10:42 PM   #6
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after the disk should boot...are you sure maybe the disk isnt bad? try another floppy
 
Old 06-17-2002, 12:30 AM   #7
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This command, mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.18-3, just makes a boot disk for an already installed linux system. It doesn't make an install disk.

After you use rawrite to make the boot disk, reboot the computer with the boot disk and the cdrom disk still in the drives.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 01:05 PM   #8
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Quote:
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This command, mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.18-3, just makes a boot disk for an already installed linux system. It doesn't make an install disk.
I need a boot disk! Not a install disk!!!

I install RH7.3 with windowsXP but I dont have the boot loader
Then I try to launch RH7.3 by a boot disk... but this don't work ("boot failed")

I'm in a big troumble
 
Old 06-17-2002, 10:51 PM   #9
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Boot up with your rh 7.3 cdrom disk and at the prompt enter:
linux root=/dev/hd??. Replace the ?? with the correct root ' / ' partition information. Then try making a new boot disk.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 06:49 AM   #10
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okok now is all ok
thanks to all
 
Old 06-18-2002, 10:11 PM   #11
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You're welcome.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 10:15 PM   #12
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