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Old 04-07-2004, 08:54 AM   #1
Redfiveuk
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Making a Backup Boot disc


Hi All,
I did search for this and was surprised not to find it, I may well be missing the point. When I installed RH9.1 during the gui install it prompts me to make a emergency boot disc in case my OS wont boot. At the time I did not want to as I was in a rush and had no floppy disc handy, but now for backup purpsoses I would like to make one. I have sanned my RH 9 OS and I cant see how to create this floppy disc could anyone give me a pointer on how to do this. Just to reitterate I am trying to create the backup boot disc in case lilo fails or becomes corrputed I am not trying to create a CD rom boot disk.

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PS my RH9 install including samba server makes a terrific file server for 20 win2k users on a old low spec PC with a new HD slammed in it.

PII 350Mhz
256Mb Ram
40 Gb HD
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:12 AM   #2
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Use the command (as root):

#mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.2.14

for all the info on the mkbootdisk command, type in man mkbootdisk
 
Old 04-08-2004, 04:59 AM   #3
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Kernel Version ?

Thx for the prompt response, without rebooting (this is now the company file server) is there a way I can tell what version the kernel is running at.

Regards
Redfive
 
Old 04-08-2004, 06:16 AM   #4
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Run uname -a
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
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Thx to all you have been very helpful

Thx to all, this is the best forum I have ever used what a great bunch of people.

Created my boot disc after using the 'uname -a' at the command prompt at the root, next using the command 'mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.20-30.9' my boot disc was created.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:53 PM   #6
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Hey all,

I have the same set up and am trying to make a boot iso image, because the machine has not cd writer. Can anyone add to this?


Thanks...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:46 AM   #7
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Hi,
the above instructions will make you a boot disc on a floppy drive.
Regards
Redfiveuk
 
  


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