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Old 11-17-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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How to create a linux 6 boot floppy?

How do I go about creating a boot floppy for red hat 6? I'm installing on an OLD 486 with 16 mb of ram, a 590 MB hd, and a dragon 50 mhz cpu. I don't have the option of booting from CD rom, and so I have to use a boot floppy. I get rawrite fired up in the cmd line (I'm running XP) and I get to the dosutils folder and when it askes me ENTER DISK SOURCE IMAGE FILENAME I can't remember the proper order.

Any quick help would be awesome.

Thanks all!

Old 11-17-2003, 05:17 AM   #2
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It's easier if you copy all the files to a directory on your hard disk - the rawrite program, and the disk images you want to use. That way you don't have to mess around with paths.
When prompted, type the name of the disk image you want to use, i.e. bootnet.img or whatever it is you want to create a disk from.

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rawrite.exe d:\images\xxxx.img. Replace d: with the actual cdrom drive letter. You can navigate with explorer to find the correct directory and image file name. There is also a text file that tells you how to create a boot disk. However, rawrite does not work in a DOS prompt with windows XP. You will need to find the rawritewin.exe app. Its not on the RH 6 CD. If you don't have an old DOS boot disk you can download one from


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