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Old 07-11-2001, 05:51 AM   #1
crashanburn
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Unhappy Boot Disk


I have installed redhat last night on its own partition, was on a dos before hand, i write over my boot disk 2 days ago and said to myself that i would create another when i got the new partition, i did not set up lilo, as i have win2k advanced server and i also forgot to create a boot disk. On the CD there is a image but it wont fit on a floppy, what do i do to boot into redhat?
 
Old 07-11-2001, 06:00 AM   #2
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Where can you create a bootDisk from the CD?

Thomas
 
Old 07-11-2001, 06:01 AM   #3
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Boot Disk

If you go to images boot image this is in redhat 7 CD ROM.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 07:25 AM   #4
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Here is how you can create a boot disk under DOS from the Redhat cdrom:

C:\> d:
D:\> cd \dosutils
D:\dosutils> rawrite
Enter disk image source file name: ..\images\boot.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press --ENTER-- : Enter
D:\dosutils>

And within Linux you can do this:

# dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

That should get you a boot disk for Redhat.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 07:32 AM   #5
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Nice one Cheers
 
Old 07-12-2001, 05:48 AM   #6
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Tried that but that brings up the screen for installation, i want to boot into my linux system cause i did not make a boot disk.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 08:20 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by crashanburn
Tried that but that brings up the screen for installation, i want to boot into my linux system cause i did not make a boot disk.
was that in windows or linux it brought the screen up to install? we understand you need to boot into linux with a boot disk, if you follow the directions from within dos, it never fails, well for me it hasn't. make sure your not booting to the cdrom upon bootup.

i need some clarification though.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 08:25 AM   #8
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Did as you said through Dos booted from floppy with out cd in drive an it brought up a instll screen, probably done somethin stupid? Thanks for the advice, installed again and made sure i made a boot floppy this time, LOL.
 
  


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