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I cannot make a working boot floppy in either Mandy or Libranet. I have tried wizard in both Libranet and Mandy to no avail. I have also tried "mkbootdisk" using the appropriate kernal version and still...no go. It creates a boot disk, the problem is that the boot disk does not work. I have no problem writing to or reading from floppy. Have gone through an easy dozen floppies trying to find one that works. Cmmos is set to boot from floppy. Have researched posts, and have not found one which touches directly on this. Floppy drive and cables seem to be ok.
Press <return> (or wait 10 seconds) to boot your Mandrake Linux system from
/dev/hdb1. You may override the default linux kernel parameters by typing
"linux <params>", followed by <return> if you like.
Well, that is what i did with RedHad 5 - because of the Autoboot facility - but higher vers (7.1, 7.2 ) do not have such.
And for other OS with auto-bootcd - the game is over or rather complex, copying source to the Hd etc..