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Old 06-30-2002, 10:43 AM   #1
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Post How to make a boot floppy?


Greetings,

I just finished compiling a new kernel version for my debian potato install (I upgraded the kernel to ver 2.4.18). Now my problem is that Lilo doesnt work for me and i need a boot floppy to access Linux.

Can I acess Linux with the old boot floppy and then make a new boot floppy for the new kernel or did I just screw up Linux? (I hope not ).

Thanks in advance for any answers.
 
Old 06-30-2002, 01:36 PM   #2
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Try
mkbootdisk 2.4.18
(when you have 2.4.18 compiled)
 
Old 06-30-2002, 01:57 PM   #3
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That didn't work, it says command mkbootdisk not found......

I tried copying the bzImage from the /usr/src/kernel-2.4-18/arch/i386/boot to a floppy and it worked but no modules are loading up after boot so I think I messed up the compile or the boot disk has something wrong......
 
Old 06-30-2002, 09:29 PM   #4
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Well, I think I'll have to compile again the 2.4.18 kernel but this time use make zDisk (to make the boot floppy), is it ok if I just do the compile again from the old kernel and it will overwrite the existing 2.4.18 kernel or do I have to do something (like delete the previous 2.4.18 kernel) before compiling again?
 
Old 07-01-2002, 07:53 AM   #5
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This won't hurt, but mkbootdisk works perfectly with normal kernels installed in your system.
It's a good idea not to overwrite your previous kernel (to have a chance to return to a working one in case of problems). So after you configure, edit Makefile and change SUBVERSION (you can write yur name here, everything you wish, just to give this version a name different to any you have in your system). Then compile it.
 
  


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