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Old 01-28-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Booting to a Linux install from a CD?


Hey guys,

I installed mandrake a few months back, and loved it. But the problem ended up being that lilo wouldn't allow me to boot back into windows 2000 or windows 98 and my dad had to completely re-install linux. I still have mandrake installed though, but the boot program my dad has installed (boot magic, from partition magic 6.0) has had some problems, and won't let me boot up mandrake.


Now the question, is there a CD, or Floppy(I don't care) that I can boot off of that will let me chose which partition to boot up. (I think you guys will understand what I mean).

Thanks for any help, and if you want me to explain more, I will.

Luke
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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You can boot the Mandrake install CD to rescue mode, chroot to where the / partition is mounted and create a boot floppy disk via the mkbootdisk command.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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Dang, I just remembered, I do not have a functional floppy drive. Is there any way to make a CD that could do that same thing? And can it be done from windows?

Luke

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yes, you can make a boot CD from the mkbootdisk command.

mkbootdisk --iso --device boot.iso `uname -r`
cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 -data boot.iso

Change the dev to match your CD writer or you can create the CD via any other application.
 
  


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