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Old 10-16-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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boot disk revisited....


hi,
i just wanted to make a bootdisk of redhat linux 7.3 having kernel 2.4.18-3.the version i have on my comp is redhat linux 9 with kernel 2.4.20-8.This being a higher kernel version,will the boot disk made in my system(redhat 9,kernel 2.4.20-8) be sufficient to boot the other one(redhat 7.3,kernel 2.4.18-3).
please post soon,i require it immediately.

a reply said it works fine,but when i tried it said kernel panic......
Can any body who is absolutely sure about this help me?
if the boot disk is not sufficient,how can i make one,using my comp itself?
i'm doing this to keep it on first page.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:14 AM   #2
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is 7.3 running?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 11:29 PM   #3
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7.3 is running

yes,rh 7.3 is running fine under normal hard disk boot,it gives panic when booted thru boot disk of rh9(kernel 2.4.20-8).
thanx in advance for next reply
 
Old 10-17-2003, 11:38 PM   #4
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I dont understand...maybe im lame today, but if it boots fine off the HDD, why would you want to boot from a boot floppy?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:16 AM   #5
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ok i got it....
In control center of target computer,look on which partition linux is there(ex /dev/hda3 or /dev/hda7 etc).
in ur boot floppy,open the writable files like boot.msg & sys(something) file & change accordingly......
now boot into targets computer.thats it.......
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:25 AM   #6
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If your boot loader is grub, they number partitions differently. hda3, for example is 0,2.
 
  


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