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Old 03-10-2002, 09:36 PM   #1
gdar
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Angry Boot Disk does NOT WORK


I have Mandrake Linux 8.1 installed on my system. I tried to create a boot disk both during and after the installation. when I try to boot using the disk the boot: cannot find the initrd. img file
I checked the initrd folder and it is empty. I checked to initrd.img file on the diskette and it is also empty.
Need Help
 
Old 03-12-2002, 09:38 AM   #2
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Could you try to make a boot disk using
mkbootdisk kernel_version
command? Is it better or still in trouble?
 
Old 03-13-2002, 05:11 AM   #3
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Your not the only one

I have exactly the same problem and tried to make a boot disk and still get that empty file.

Can someone please help us newbees. with a step by step simple solution in creating a working boot disk.
 
Old 03-13-2002, 01:32 PM   #4
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There are different versions of bootdisk. Some you use just to get to your system. Some are more sophisticated, they include not only kernel, but also a filesystem with useful utilities. The detailed description can be found in Bootdisk-HOWTO.
In general, I prefer to have special kernel copmiled for a boot disk, with as little as possible.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
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I went into the shell and tried to run the bootdisk command. I got a response that bash does not know that command. I went to the Unix man pages when I clicked on mkbootdisk the area that came up was blank. all of the other commands had an explantion except that one.
Could you tell me where I can find bootdisk HOWTO because I don't see anything like that on my system
 
Old 03-14-2002, 08:44 PM   #6
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Here's some links:
www.linuxdoc.org

http://www.linuxnewbie.org

If that still doesn't help you try a search engine like: google
 
  


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