Kernel update boot problems, no boot loader
I've been toying with Red Hat 9 for a few days now. I've been searching around google and learned a little bit about kernel upgrades. After failing to upgrade successfully a few times, I re-clean installed and tried again. This time I found out about up2date, so I ran it and updated everything including the kernel files. Here's the problem:
I don't use a boot loader because I didn't feel comfortable playing with the master boot loader because I still use windows. With my luck I'd probably need to reinstall XP also. Anyway, I boot into Red Hat by using the bootdisk made during installation. I created a new bootdisk to go with the new kernel with
Is there something I'm doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I don't use mdk, so I don't know what the problem may be, however I have a suggestion: keep your old kernel disk as an emergency, and instead install either lilo or grub on the other floppy: this way you won't touch the mbr, but still you'll boot much faster. Grub can even be used as a standalone emergency disk to save unbootable pcs, while lilo is easier to setup but is specific to your disk, it has hard-coded file positions, so it has to be pdated anytime you change your kernel/partitions.
not sure if u able to use the cmd the way u have being using it. It seems to me that u r creating a boot disk with the current kernel that is loaded. Try the following if donīt want to use boot loader. In your BIOS settings change it to boot from the linux drive instead of Windoze. Whenu need Windoze then change over again under BIOS.
Hope this helps
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