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Old 05-21-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
manya
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mkbootdisk command


HI

can any body tell me what is the exact meaning of mkbootdisk command.

as far as i know it makes boot disk!!!!

Now my question to you is boot disk of this kernel means is it just like Emergeny Repair Disk in WEindows 2000???

Also will it be helpful in case of system crash? and how do i do this

Thnaks & Regards
Manya
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:26 AM   #2
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I don't know what distro you are using. The problem with mkbootdisk is that as of late, the kernel may be too big to fit on a boot disk. For a rescue boot disk, the first install disk usually is also a rescue disk. Enter 'rescue' as an option.

Also, check if you have a mkrescue command. Several distros have such a script which will generate a rescue disk. Using the --iso option will create a rescue.iso file which you can burn to cd. It will be around 5 MB in size so you could use a mini-cd disk.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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You can do a mkbootdisk -iso and create an iso image to be burned to a cd.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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Not a Linux security question. Moving thread to Linux - General forum. In the future, please try to post questions in the appropriate forum. Thank you.
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