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Old 01-24-2004, 12:23 AM   #1
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mkbootdisk not making


/sbin/mkbootdisk is prompting me for the following:

usage: mkbootdisk [--version] [--noprompt] [--device <devicefile>]
[--verbose -v] [--iso] [--kernelargs <args>] [--size <size>] <kernel>
(ex: mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd1 2.0.31)

The man page says if I do not specify a device it will ise /dev/fd0 which is my floppy. It does not.

Tried and got the same error:
/sbin/mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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Other than you being root, and possibly having more than one kernel available to choose from (in either / or /boot), I'd suggest that you run it with the --verbose mode on, and see what you end up with as far as errors.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:50 AM   #3
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# /sbin/mkbootdisk -v --device /dev/fd0 2.4.20

/lib/modules/2.4.20 is not a directory.

If I leave off the --device or the /dev/fd0 or the kernel no, I get the standard instruction error I listed previously.

Same whether user or root.

I did not do the update myself to RH 9, but rpm -qa | grep kernel only gives me one kernel versoin.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:21 PM   #4
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Thanks finally found it:
/sbin/mkbootdisk 2.4.20-8
(the number being my kernel number)
 
  


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