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Old 10-04-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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"Fd Linux" problems, booting from floppy

Hi, I just tried to boot Fd Linux from floppy, all it has done is print 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 etc across the screen thousands of times while the floppy drive makes floppy like chugging noises. BootE works fine from floppy. Any help would be good, thanks!
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I performed a search in Google by phrase "lilo error codes" and got this link:
Originally Posted by LILO Error Codes
0x04: Sector not found
This typically indicates a geometry mismatch. If you're booting a raw-written disk image, verify whether it was created for disks with the same geometry as the one you're using. If you're booting from a SCSI disk or a large IDE disk, you should check, whether LILO has obtained correct geometry data from the kernel or whether the geometry definition corresponds to the real disk geometry. Removing COMPACT may help too. So may adding LBA32 or LINEAR.
In your case, it may mean that your floppy disk is physically damaged; the chuggling sound is just an extra evidence of it.

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It seems to be a LILO problem. Probably LILO installation is corrupt. Reinstall boot loader.
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How did you create the floppy? The bootloader is not set up correctly.
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Hi, thanks for you answers, I used rwwrtwin to write it to the floppy.


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