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Old 10-29-2003, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question How to copy boot-able floppy in redHat9?

I am happy with dual system and boot from floppy whenever I like to use RedHat9. However, I only made one boot-able floppy when I install the system. I cannot find out how to make a clone one for backup. I am using basic redhat9.

Old 10-29-2003, 05:43 PM   #2
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During the redhat installation you can create the emergency boot disk which I presume you have already to boot your system. Insert a fresh blank floppy and type the following:

# mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.20-2.2 Replace the numbers at the end with your version of the kernel found by running uname -r at the command prompt. Press enter to continue as prompted.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you! This helps.
Old 10-29-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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If your trying to just plain copy a diskette ...
*1* an MS-DOS diskette use "mcopy"
*2* a non MS-DOS diskette "dd"
doing a "man" for both commands can help.

Old 10-29-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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I do this
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppy.img
this makes an 'image' of the floppy. Then insert another floppy and do
dd if=floppy.img of=/dev/fd0
which writes the image onto the floppy. Has always worked for me.


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