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Old 04-15-2003, 02:43 AM   #1
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Creating a LILO Boot disk?


Where can i find the files to create a lilo boot disk? I'll be doing this from windows XP, BTW..
 
Old 04-15-2003, 06:42 AM   #2
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You need Linux, I'm afraid. I don't know any other method to write lilo (and don't know Lilo for Windows) to the floppy. All you can do is to make an image under Linux and write it to the floppy under Windows.
 
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How could i do that? Right now my "Linux test machine" is under the knife (Waiting for the rest of the slackware install)

So i would have to reinstall mandrake or something then write the boot disk
 
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There is an option in the slackware install to create a boot floppy.
 
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Where at?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 07:44 AM   #6
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It should be just before the lilo section, and if you've missed it you can do it after the install by running the script, /var/log/setup/setup.80.make-bootdisk

You can also use the slackware install cd as a boot disk, when you get to the kernel prompt type the following,
Code:
linux root=/dev/hd?#
Replace the ?# with the correct location of your root partition.
 
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