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Old 03-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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How do I make a linux boot (cd/floppy)?

The title pretty much says it

how do you make a boot cd for linux? (or boot floppy if necessary - but I would have to find a floppy cable for making a boot floppy - so I want a boot cd)

i'm about to reinstall windows, but leave my linux in tact... I need the boot disk to get back to linux again, and install Grub, so I can boot to linux by default as I currently do!
Old 03-26-2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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I just answered a similar question in this thread.
Old 03-26-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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Check the FC documentation. There should be instructions. Every distro I've used has them.
Old 03-26-2005, 07:42 PM   #4
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In Linux type this

uname -r
u should get something simliar to this = 2.6.10-1.766_FC3

then type this

mkbootdisk --iso --device boot-disc.iso 2.6.10-1.766_FC3 (replace 2.6.10-1.766_FC3 with whatever u got when u did uname -r)

then if u have fedora core 3 right click on the file you created (boot-disc,iso) and choose actions and then "write cd with k3b".

This assumes you have a cd burner installed
Hope this helps!!



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