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Old 10-31-2000, 04:30 PM   #1
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I have tried to put lilo onto a floppy, by editing the file lilo.conf and placing
boot = /dev/fd0
I think it installs itself, but I get an error coming up saying bios0x82 may not be available.
Does anyone know what is wrong?
When I put the floppy disk in at boot time all I get are a load of 010100101010100101 going across the screen.
Help anyone!
 
Old 11-03-2000, 11:11 AM   #2
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Yes you can. It would go something like this.

1) Insert an empty floppy
2) Format the floppy: fdformat /dev/fd0H1440 (if necessary)
3) Create an ext2 file system on the floppy: /sbin/mke2fs /dev/fd0
4) Mount the floppy device: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
5) Copy the boot files:
- cp /boot/boot.b /mnt/floppy
- cp /boot/vmlinuz-2.version /mnt/floppy
- cp /boot/initrd-2.version /mnt/floppy (if you have one)
6) Create a copy of /etc/lilo.conf
7) cp /etc/lilo.conf /etc/lilo.floppy
8) Modify /etc/lilo.floppy
9) Run LiLo: /sbin/lilo -C /etc/lilo.floppy
10) Unmount the floppy drive: umount /mnt/floppy
11) Reboot the computer using the newly created floppy
 
  


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