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Old 09-01-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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how to make a linux bootdisk (slackware)?


i dont have the slackware cd, can i make one anyway?
and i donīt have lilo installed on my computer.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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what boot loader are you using? how are you booting linux at the moment?
 
Old 09-01-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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here is how to create a bootdisk:

insert a new floppy disk and overwrite it with the following commands:

dd if=/boot/vmlinuz.something of=/dev/df0
rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hda5 <--- this needs to be your root partition

then just boot the floppy
 
Old 09-02-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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Or even easier, just type makebootdisk at the console.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:19 AM   #5
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okey, i have solved the problem, i downloaded files to make a bootdisk from slackware ftpsite (ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ent/bootdisks/)

at the command promt in windows (sorry =P) cd in to the bootdisk directory and typed:
rawrite bare.i a:

and then i had my bootdisk

later when i boot up the computer with the bootdisk I typed (when "boot:" came up) boot: mount root=/dev/hda3
(if you have linux on hda3, else change)

then i could login to my linux again =)

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Old 09-02-2003, 02:01 PM   #6
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Hi I have had problems with bootdisk too I try making the same one as you I downloaded the bare.i image and used rawrite to make the bootdisk everything went fine till I tried to boot off it and it said boot failed. and Im using the bare.i kernel
 
Old 09-02-2003, 02:53 PM   #7
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do you have raid or scsi?, then you should try another image, not bare.i

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Old 09-02-2003, 03:02 PM   #8
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no I dont have raid or scsi, I used bare.i kernels to install slackware but I couldn't install a boot loader so I ahve no way of booting it up, casue my boot disk wont work it fails got any suggestions
 
Old 09-02-2003, 03:14 PM   #9
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change diskett, and try again, it should boot =)
try rawrite12.exe or rawrite13.exe

hope it helps
 
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its alright I got it to boot off the cd, now im trying to get the ethernet drivers to install
 
  


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