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Old 07-25-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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Question How do I make A Boot Floppy?


I want an emergency boot floppy from my hd installation. How do I make one? Mandrake has a tool for this-mkbootfloppy. Is there a debian equivalent? a CLI method perhaps?

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Old 07-26-2003, 02:03 AM   #2
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Here's the system I have used which I got from one of the sites;

fdformat /dev/fd0 #lays tracks on floopy
mkfs -t minix /dev/fd0 #creates minix file system
cp -p /boot/chain.b /floppy #copy chain loader
cp -p /boot/boot* /floppy
lilo -v -C /etc/lilo.floppy #install lilo.floppy and the map onto floppy

Create lilo.floppy with an editor under /etc;
sample file; /etc/lilo.floppy

boot=/dev/fd0 #floppy drive location
map=/mnt/floppy/map #kernel location
prompt
linear
timeout=50
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18 #boot this kernel depends on your kernel
label=hd_linux
root=/dev/hda1 #depends on the drive location of your root
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.4.18 # specfic to system using initrd
 
Old 07-26-2003, 07:58 AM   #3
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At the CLI as root type mkboot should do it.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 08:51 AM   #4
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mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 <kernel version>
 
Old 07-27-2003, 06:08 AM   #5
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mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 <kernel version>
I don't have mkbootdisk on my Slack.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 06:11 AM   #6
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At the CLI as root type mkboot should do it.
Tried this already and all I got on my floppy is vmlinuz file. And the floppy won't boot.
Any other steps to do after this? An additional file perhaps?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:59 PM   #7
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It always work for me as a bootable floppy disk. I don't know why your's not working.

Try adding these parameters to it:

mkboot --device /dev/fd0 <kernel version>

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