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Old 08-31-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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Bootable Floppy to Bootable CD


Ive got this linux disk that I use to blank passwords in the shop so I can work on peoples computers. Its bootable and has its own little utility. However, I use Windows XP. Every piece of advice I find about making bootable floppies into bootable CD's refers to making an MS-DOS bootable floppies and do not work with Linux bootable floppies.

So my question is this: Using freeware, how would I go about turning a bootable Linux floppy disk into a bootable CD under Windows XP?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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okay, i'll bite.

Bootable media is bootable media is bootable media - it doesn't matter if it is a floppy or a cd or an hdd so long as it has the right files on it and the BIOS looks the right way.

Now...you've got this linux disk that you use to blank passwords? and it's on a floppy? You sure it's not just an old DOS bootable that drops you at a command prompt?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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how would I go about turning a bootable Linux floppy disk into a bootable CD
By finding the option in your burning software to use the floppy as the boot image.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 11:39 PM   #4
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okay, i'll bite.

Bootable media is bootable media is bootable media - it doesn't matter if it is a floppy or a cd or an hdd so long as it has the right files on it and the BIOS looks the right way.

Now...you've got this linux disk that you use to blank passwords? and it's on a floppy? You sure it's not just an old DOS bootable that drops you at a command prompt?
I can guarantee that it is not a DOS bootable disk. It is linux, it has a linux kernel.

So far as I can see, bootable media is NOT bootable media is NOT bootable media. If it were then there would be no reason for floppy emulation on a bootable DOS CD.

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By finding the option in your burning software to use the floppy as the boot image.
Let me quote the really important part of my original post so you are less likely to get it wrong.

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Originally posted by gamerxr72
and do not work with Linux bootable floppies.
If I try it with a linux floppy, it will not do it because the software doews not recognize linux bootable files, only DOS.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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Are you creating an image file of the floppy on your hard drive first or just using the floppy?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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Are you creating an image file of the floppy on your hard drive first or just using the floppy?
Im trying to make an image file of the floppy, but ulitmately that is irrelevant because if I were just using the floppy the process creates a temporary image file to write to the CD. The only difference is that the temporary file is deleted afterwards.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:39 PM   #7
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I'm not sure what you are doing but let me pass you a couple of links and see if they help.
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
http://www.knoppix.org/
http://www.freesbie.org/

Also look at dd if you want to clone the diskette
http://www.rajeevnet.com/hacks_hints...s_cloning.html

Knoppix will allow you to make a bootable diskette. So will FreeBSD.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/index.html

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
http://www.sysresccd.org/
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Boot_floppy

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