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Old 06-28-2002, 06:05 AM   #1
XPmandrake
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How to make a boot floppy?


Hey pplz

I'd like to be able to boot to linux only when i insert a boot floppy. So if the floppy isnt in, then my comp boots to windows, and if the floppy is in, it boots to linux (either slack or mandrake).

Is there a tutorial or something that can show me how to do this?

Thanks for your help
Matt Dwyer

 
Old 06-28-2002, 06:19 AM   #2
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When you install linux, it will ask you if you want to install the boot loader, either grub or lilo, in the boot sector of the root ' / ' partition, /boot partition or the MBR. Do not install the boot loader in the MBR. Choose either the root ' / ' or /boot partition.

When asked to make a boot disk, make one. This is the disk you will use to boot linux.

That's all you have to do to get linux to boot from a floppy.

Last edited by linuxcool; 06-28-2002 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 06-28-2002, 06:20 AM   #3
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Thanks dude
 
Old 06-28-2002, 06:23 AM   #4
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