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Old 02-15-2002, 02:53 AM   #1
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Creating a Boot Disk?

Hello I'm pretty new to Linux. I just installed Red Hat 7.2 on my system and I'm having a problem with my boot loader. It simply doesn't work hehe. I have read of others who have this problem and they can get around it with a boot disk. I wouldn't mind doing this, however, my floppy drive doesn't work. Is there anyway I can download a boot disk image so I can put in on a CD?

The only ones that I have found are for installing Linux. I just want to run it hehe.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
Old 02-15-2002, 12:52 PM   #2
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you can use a boot emulation for a CD

the programs i know are Nero (uses Julius for its boot CD) and Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum by Roxio. Personally i like Nero, but Roxios has a "boot emulation" option. the files on the boot disk for redhat 7.2 are as follows...

boot.msg (1k, just the message)
syslinux.cfg (1k)
vmlinuz (794k)

they might be on the net, im not really sure, but make sure that in the "Boot" sector of your BIOS, the CD is in front (on the top). Above the hard disk boot.
Old 02-15-2002, 01:02 PM   #3
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THanks so much!


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