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Old 01-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #1
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Has anybody successfully made a bootable floppy diskette during installation?

Appologize, English is not my first language.

My primary system is windows xp, that's why i cannot install BRUB to MBR, doing so will ruin my windows boot manager.

So I just choosed to install Grub to the first sector of sda3, and use floppy to boot. But no luck, it says the kernal is way to big for a floppy disk. I dont understand, does that mean nobody can create a floppy during installation?

I've been using RH Linux from version 6, everytime i just created a bootable floppy in installation and boot the system up, and then let windows boot manager take over. But now, since i can not create bootable diskette, I can not even boot the system up.

I thought it would be a way to use CD1 to boot, and enter my newly installed OS, but i dont know how.

Any advice?

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Here is a link with instruction on how to use the XP's loader to boot linux.
I did the same thing, but I use lilo. These instructions are for grub. You may need to use your rescue system to get into linux initially.
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Thank you for the link!

I used to stick to LILO too, but when i install Fedora, there is no such option allows me to choose LILO, only GRUB is available.

Anyway, I found my own way. Since I never tried RESCURE mode before, I dont know how to enter my system using CD1. But after about 2 hours, finally I made it.

Thank you!


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