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Old 01-30-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
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Using RawWrite for windows


I'm trying to make a bootdsik for mandrake so I can boot my other comp up with the floppy and install linux since ti wont from the disk ... I run rawwritewin.exe in dosutils in mandrake 9.2 annd it asks for a source and a read file ... ... what do I put for there two ?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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The source file is the .img file that will be used to create the boot disk. The destination is the floppy drive , that is a:\ normally. ;-)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:20 AM   #3
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yeah well...

yeah well, thats what it lead me to think ...In the read open file dialog I use the ISO file for CD1 , then hit read ... well it took my ISO and my 1 hour of time for dlding it, and made it into a 1.3 meg file or something .... so i said ok, now I just have to write it, so its now the same mandrake cd1 filename only its 1 meg after rawrite messed it up ... I get to the open dialog inwrite, then select it, select the drive, and it begins to write .. great reboot, pop the floppy in , make sure the boot settings are right ... nothing ....
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:20 AM   #4
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I can't believe a large linux distro would feature such a crappy program with typos on it and everything
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:50 AM   #5
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Sorry about your problem, but if it is in plain english, I can understand and help with suggestions ;-)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 12:51 PM   #6
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You used rawrite to write the ISO to a floppy? Isn't the iso the file you burn to make a cd. I thought only .img files are used with rawrite.

My img was in the /disks sirectory after i burned the iso to cd. Not mandrake, so maybe different...
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:14 PM   #7
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I have the ISO for the mandrka edisk on a cdrom .. I need a floppy disk to boot the cdrom to start the setup
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:26 PM   #8
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put the cd in the drive and it should autorun, you should be given an option to make a boot floppy. it's down on the left, it says install linux from a floppy. click that, when the rawrite winow pops up, choose the browse button, it will show you the .img files, pick the appropriate image, usually cdrom.img, and start the rawrite process. this should work as long as you've burned the iso file properly to cd. if not you'll have to burn the iso properly.
good luck.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:31 PM   #9
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No,, in my first post I said my BIOS can't boot from CDROM ..
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:32 PM   #10
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I havn't ever been able to get WinXP to install or anything , I have to install win98 with a bootdisk, then install XP, then format XP and install Win2k3 , just for one installation ..
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:32 PM   #11
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Have you read any of the documentation on MDK's website?

http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...-bootdisk.html
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:35 PM   #12
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No,, in my first post I said my BIOS can't boot from CDROM ..
i'm not talking about booting to the cdrom. from windows put the cd in the drive. it should autorun, if it has been burned properly. when/if it does a windows pops up w/some options. it sounds like you haven't burned the iso correctly. what exactly did you do with the iso file you downloaded?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:38 PM   #13
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I havn't ever been able to get WinXP to install or anything , I have to install win98 with a bootdisk, then install XP, then format XP and install Win2k3 , just for one installation ..
you can make bootdisks for any windows os.

http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #14
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Sorry, I had autorun turned off in my PC, I didn't know it would do this ... In a different linux distro I had once nothing would start the install once in windoze , thanks ...
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:42 PM   #15
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--- and btw that site is helpful, only prob is they don't have Windows 2003 Enterprise Server bootdisks .. either way, helpful for any future installs I might or might not do..
 
  


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