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zahrul 04-15-2004 11:24 PM

Where can I find "boot.img" to copy to my diskette?
 
I've downloaded the 3 iso for red hat 9.

I'm running win xp, so would need a "boot.img" file to copy to my diskette.

Can anyone point me to the file?

Thanks

profjohn 04-16-2004 01:56 AM

boot.img is on your first downloaded cd. I recall it is in the "images" folder on cd1.

motub 04-16-2004 09:02 AM

Wait, I'm confused. Isn't boot.img for computers which can only boot from floppy? Is there some reason that you can't boot from the RedHat CDs normally?

JoAnywhere 04-16-2004 10:15 AM

Re: Where can I find "boot.img" to copy to my diskette?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by zahrul
I've downloaded the 3 iso for red hat 9.

I'm running win xp, so would need a "boot.img" file to copy to my diskette.

Can anyone point me to the file?

Thanks

Step 1 - you'll need to burn the ISOs to CDs (I'm assuming you've done this, but you didn't say so explicitly so I thought I'd be OVERLY obvious)

Step 2 - on CD 1 use either /dosutils/rawrite.exe or /dosutils/rawritewin/rawwritewin.exe to write one of the image files from the /images directory to a blank floppy disk.

There are a number of image files available, ones for network installs, CD installs etc.

As an another poster commented however, does the machine you have not support bootable CDs? Burn the ISOs to CD, insert the first CD, reboot your machine and see what happens. The only time you need to muck around with a boot floppy is when you don't have a machine with a bootable CD (such as my old IBM thinkpad 560 :) )

Cheers
Jo

motub 04-16-2004 10:31 AM

Heck, if we're being OVERLY obvious ;) , we should also mention that to burn the ISOs to CD, one should not use the XP drag-and-drop burning, but rather the "Burn Image" command of a CD-burning program such as Nero or EZCD Creator.

I've seen a lot of misburned/unbootable CDs because new users burned the *.iso file as data rather than as an image file, so.... might as well point it out to save the possibility of 3 wasted CD-Rs.

:)

JoAnywhere 04-20-2004 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by motub
Heck, if we're being OVERLY obvious ;) , we should also mention that to burn the ISOs to CD, one should not use the XP drag-and-drop burning, but rather the "Burn Image" command of a CD-burning program such as Nero or EZCD Creator.

I've seen a lot of misburned/unbootable CDs because new users burned the *.iso file as data rather than as an image file, so.... might as well point it out to save the possibility of 3 wasted CD-Rs.

:)

Whaddaya mean? Those CDs with the ISO burnt to them as a file aren't wasted!!! My old coffee coaster is all scratched up and nasty looking! Its about time I got three shiny new ones :)

Cheers
Jo

motub 04-20-2004 11:43 AM

Actually, I use CD misburns as drink coasters, too. Most visitors don't get the joke, but hey, my boyfriend and I are computer geeks, and it's our d*mn apartment :) .

I think it's funny, and anyway, they're just garbage otherwise. At least this way they're slightly useful for something.

raghunath 06-18-2006 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by profjohn
boot.img is on your first downloaded cd. I recall it is in the "images" folder on cd1.


sorry but iam a new member can any one please mail me the boot.img file for suse 10.0 to my mail id . i cant find it in my cd my id is

pvraghunath@yahoo.co.in

also mail any file required to boot from floppy

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