Originally posted by CloudBuilder
use dd=if/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
This will copy the MBR to the disk.
If you boot the disk it will start linux or win at your choice.
I gave this a try, and when I booted to floppy the system said it wasn't a bootable disk. Either it doesn't work with LILO or I missed a step. I know I wrote the command as written above, and it gave me no errors. It also showed no files on the disk (I had formatted the disk before running the command).
Then I tried the mkbootdisk
command with the kernel 2.4.22-10mdk and the floppy disk ran out of space. Which brings me full circle to where I started.
The bios is too old to handle a 1.7MB floppy drive; I need a linux boot disk that can fit on the standard 1.4MB.