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Old 03-03-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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RHL newbie question


I have RH 8.0 installed and would like to make a startup disk like the one that is created at install. How do I go about doing this?

TIA
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:32 PM   #2
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mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.x-x

replace 2.4.x-x with your kernel version. You can find out your kernel version by doing:

uname -r
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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So the boot disk that needs to be created before install is the same as the emergency startup disk created during install??? That does not seem to make any sense? You need the boot disk to install to begin with if you do not have a bootable CD. Like I said, I am new to this but are you certain?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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I'm sorry I misread your post. If you are trying to create a startup disk you need to use the rawrite command found on the install cds.

Sorry about that.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:43 PM   #5
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Ok, maybe we will start over so that I am certain I am following you. Probably my fault, I am relativly new to RHL. When installing RHL, at somepoint you are asked to put a blank floppy into the system so that the install program can create an emergeny startup disk. I remember using rawrite to create the boot disk to boot my system with a cd driver so I could install to begin with. What I want to create is the emergency startup disk that is created during install but without having to reinstall. So anyway, this is what I am talking about, sorry if I did not clarify it properly. Is this then also created through .img files and rawrite off of cd#1?

TIA
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:54 PM   #6
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What I want to create is the emergency startup disk that is created during install
emergency startup disk=boot disk

Okay you don't want an install disk you want a disk that can be used in case your boot loader fails. You want to use the command that I specified in my first reply:

mkbootdisk --device blah blah blah

You can also do this in KDE by going to:

Extras-->System Tools-->Create a Boot Disk
 
Old 03-03-2003, 07:55 PM   #7
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Thank you very much. Will do.

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