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Old 05-20-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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ext floppies

Ok I'm making some boot floppies for Mandrak 10.

The first network boot disk runs fine.

However when I put in the network_drivers disk

I'm told that it isn't a ext2 floppy.

I made the disk like this
dd if=network_drivers.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

Any thoughts?
Old 05-20-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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The floppies under [cdromroot]/images are all FAT12 floppies. I do not think this is where you should be using these floppies... ie where it says "if you need extra drives, put in an ext formatted floppy with the drivers..." I have created an ext2 formatted floppy image that contains the same files as the network_drivers.img floppy so you can try it, if you want. You can dowload it here:
Old 05-20-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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Thanks alot!

Next question.

On boot it says device hde not found..

What does hde usually relate to?


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