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Old 07-20-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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How to make boot floppy in Mandriva 2008.1 with external floppy


My box does not have an internal floppy.
I have an external usb floppy.
The external floppy is not known as /dev/fd0.

How do I make a boot floppy?
I need one to use on a dos box.

dlw
 
Old 07-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #2
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Having not done this, I am not positive that /dev/fd0 must exist.

However, if it must, then you could just go into /dev and create a symlink named fd0 to the device that is your external floppy. That would work.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 03:43 AM   #3
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make floppy image....use the dd command.

to copy an image to floppy
dd if=/home/glenn/Floppies/floppy.img of=/dev/fd0

To copy floppy image to hd.
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/home/glenn/Floppies/floppy.img

Change this to where your floppy image is downloaded to....

/home/glenn/Floppies/floppy.img

If you have not already done so, you may get a boot image from here (you will need to unzip it)
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

There are other sites, You can pick your own...

Hope this helps, Regards, Glenn
 
Old 07-24-2008, 09:12 PM   #4
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My box does not have an internal floppy.
I have an external usb floppy.
The external floppy is not known as /dev/fd0.
There is no floppy listed in /etc/fstab.
There is a /media/floppy but that does not work.

The link shows only ms-dos boot floppies; not linux.

dlw
 
Old 07-25-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Does the box have a cdrom drive? any live distro will do., mepis, knopix, slax, etc.

You might need to be root,

type

lsusb

it's normally dev/fd0 but this is the usb bus, the mount command will be something like this...

mount /dev/usb/fd0 /media/floppy

repalce the fd0 with the output you get from lsusb, it could be fd or floppy, but

Try lsusb -v for more information about the devices attached to the usb bus, including the chip and hub.

I think you could just mount it like a flash drive.

To make a linux boot disk, check the tldp...

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/

build a kernel for it.

or try a premade one,

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/premade.html

http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-f...ppy-drive.html

Last edited by GlennsPref; 07-29-2008 at 06:27 AM. Reason: add more info
 
  


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