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Old 06-04-2003, 10:39 AM   #1
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how to make a new boot disc


my floppy drive has literaly shreaded my debian boot disc meaning that i can't get into linux. what do i need to do to get a make a new one?
 
Old 06-04-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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look at mkboot. its part of the base/debianutils package, so you should have it in /usr/sbin/. post again if you want a more general solution
 
Old 06-04-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: how to make a new boot disc

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my floppy drive has literaly shreaded my debian boot disc meaning that i can't get into linux. what do i need to do to get a make a new one?
This thread may help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...405#post320405

HTH
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:52 AM   #4
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look at mkboot. its part of the base/debianutils package, so you should have it in /usr/sbin/. post again if you want a more general solution
that would be great if i could get into linux, but i can't as my boot disc's trashed

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Old 06-05-2003, 05:15 AM   #5
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This thread may help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...405#post320405

HTH
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thanks that more the sort of thing but doesn't the boot image need to be configured to include the fact that debian is on my second hard disc?

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Go to the DOS prompt and insert a 1.44 megabyte floppy into your a: drive. From the CD-ROM prompt (drive D I'll assume... you know what drive it is), go to the directory where the DOS Utilities are (\DOSUTILS). Type rawrite -f \images\boot.img -d a:. The source file should be a file called boot.img in the \images directory (so you would type in "\images\boot.img" as the target) and the target should be your a: drive (type "a:")." After you do this, set the disk aside to use later.
is that avalable in the debian install disc and how does it know that debians on HDB?

i'll have a look for myself next weekend when i go home, but as that computer doesn't have a internet conection i'd like to get everthing sorted before i get to the compute as if anything else crops up i'll then have to wait a fortnight before i can try again,

As for using LILO i tried but it didn't like being installed on a the windows drive (wrote LI in the top corner of the screen and didn't do anything else) and didn't register on the linux drive and a boot manager

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Old 06-05-2003, 06:58 AM   #6
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Not a debian user but:

Looking at the Debian documentation it looks like there could be a rescue floppy image on the install CD. If there is you can create it using the above mentioned procedure.

If you didn't install or don't have the install CD then this also might work.

Download Toms boot root disk and boot the system from floppy then chroot to your actual root directory and then run the mkboot.

http://www.toms.net/rb/

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Old 06-16-2003, 06:44 AM   #7
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thanks that worked though it took some fidleing to get mkboot to run as it didn't want to accept mkboot as a command
 
  


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