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Old 01-04-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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Angry Making a boot disk


Ive been working on making DSL work on my computers for the past two days with no significant progress. I have the iso burned on a cd as well as the lsm and md5(I think thats what they were) files, and several varient combinations of these burned on other disks. I am trying to make a boot disk of DSL so that I may run it from a computer by booting a floppy with the image and then it can read off the cd. My only problem is that i cant get DSL to boot on only the cd and all the information i can find is for making it inside DSL itself PLEASE HELP ME!could somone tell me how to make it outside of DSL on windows 98 or redhat 8.0

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Old 01-04-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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Not sure about DSL specifically, but usually, there is a directory call /images, which contains the bootdisk images, and a directory called /dosutils, which contains DOS utilities. In /dosutils, there should be a program called rawrite, or maybe winrawrite. Use that program, and the bootdisk image from /images, and it should create the boot-floppy.

Looking back at your message, did you just burn the ISO file to the CD as a data disk, or did you specific'ly tell the burning program you were buring an image? The first will just copy the ISO to a CD, and it won't be usable as a live-CD. The second will write the ISO file as if it was copying a CD. The difference is that the second option "reconstitutes" all the files from the ISO.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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the cd burning is probably my problem because i burned it as a data cd, but there are no other choices that work on my burning program, just data cd , copy of another cd, or audio cd
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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Are you running any other distro or windows xp by chance? on the computer
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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i tried it on a computer that had no distro and it didnt work, and i also tried to boot it on a computer with rh 8.0 but it only gave me a boot system that only gave me the choich of red hat itself and didnt even list the disk with the information on it

how would i make a cd where it reconstitutes the cd and makes it live, because for some reason i cant do it and im running out of cds to mess up
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:18 PM   #6
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I ask if you were using another distro IE windows xp becasue there is a program to burn iso image for xp. i find it a bit easier then linux to burn and iso. So if you are using Windows by chance ill give you the link to the burner app........

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:25 PM   #7
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no unfortunatly i do not have xp, but hank you for telling me about it , as i had no idea that you had to do special things for iso files, i just thought you ran it.

i have windows 98 and rh 8.0. I am trying to use DSL on a laptop with only 16mb of ram and has no dos because i accidently fractured the partition table.


i cant install 8.0 on it because it dosent have enough ram and i really wanted to try DSL!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:42 PM   #8
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I GOT IT I GOT IT



sry, but i found a program that extracted the files, undisker!!! it had a free trial!

at http://www.undisker.com/index.html

it helped me a lot and thank you to everyone who helpedf me!!

I still havent tried the install yet
 
  


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