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Old 01-15-2002, 02:35 PM   #1
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Bootable floppies, and CD's.. how to get them to work.

I think I asked this once on another thread, but I think it got missed. Just in case, I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a bootable CD, with the El Torito(?) standard.

I have several programs that are on bootable floppy disks that I would like to copy over to CD-ROM, but I cant get the CDROM to boot, so I assume I am missing something.
Old 01-15-2002, 04:34 PM   #2
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Found this in the CD-Writing howto at
You must have an 1.44 MB bootable floppy-disk. Create an exact image of this floppy-disk by issuing the command

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=boot.img bs=18k

Place this floppy image into the directory holding the collection of your files (or into a subdirectory of it, just as you like). Tell mkisofs about this file with the option '-b' and also use '-c'. For details read the file README.eltorito in the mkisofs-distribution.

Hope this points you in the correct direction. I have been meaning to give it a go myself and would interested to know how you get on.



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