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Old 07-22-2001, 12:24 PM   #1
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Talking How to make a boot floopy

One of my friend installed Red hat7.1 on his windows computer.
Installation was smooth and finished after making boot floopy.
When he tried to boot into linux it said "Boot failed". I think his floopy is corrupt or not made correctly. How can he now make another boot floopy and boot into Linux. He has Linux CD ROM and is able to boot into Windows.
Old 07-23-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
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Don't think it is possible to get into Linux without unless there is an option on the RH CD which allows you to create a boot floppy. Its not my distro, so I aint sure to be honest.

Try installing LILO to the MBR when you install Linux, unless you know it wont work. The boot floppy should work, unless it is corrupted. Try another floppy.
Old 07-23-2001, 11:52 PM   #3
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you need rawrite.exe and the boot disk *.img file on the cd...i dont recall the exact commands...but thats how you do can do it in windows.


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