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Old 03-29-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
indika7777
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Question How to create boot diskette


I'm using multibooting in my pc. they are Win2000, Win98 & Linux using GRUB loader. But I want to Format my c: drive and reinstall Windows. But I have to be my linux installation as same.[I have lot of data there]. What shall I do.
Is it possible to create linux boot diskette and write MBR to widows and then remove and install windows and boot linux using only the floppy. If theres a other way that I can set GRUB loader while existing linux installation is there, please tell me the way.
I want to know how to create a boot diskette. I lost the floppy that created while installation.
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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check it : http://www.slackware.com/install/bootdisk.php
 
Old 03-29-2004, 10:36 PM   #3
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man mkbootdisk
mkbootdisk [--version] [--noprompt] [--verbose]
[--mkinitrdargs args] [--device devicefile]
[--kernelargs <args>] kernel

$ mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.20-8


In the above command you can get the kernel version ( 2.3.20-8 ) using the command

$ uname -r

This gave me

2.3.20-8


It is a good idea to have atleast 3 good floppies so that if atleast one goes wrong we can use the other or your colleague/classmate should have same Linux kernel version or you should have the Install CD.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:15 AM   #4
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boot from cdrom into linux

grub-install
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:19 AM   #5
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u can use grub-install which would help u 2 set up da grub boot loader again...
 
  


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