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Old 07-09-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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How to make Fedora 2 install boot floppy

I've searched the forums without success trying to get an answer to this. I want to install Fedora 2 on an older PC that does not have a built-in CDROM and which cannot boot from the USB CD I have hooked up to it. I've done many successful Linux installations on such a box using rawrite to create boot floppies and then selecting Local CDROM to access the USB CD. I did Fedora 1 this way and all other x86 UNIX installs I've done support this exact method without problem. But the Fedora 2 Disc 1 does not have a /dosutils directory and the only boot image I can find is /images/diskboot.img. Although I can create a boot floppy using rawwritewin using this image, such a floppy produces the simple error message "Boot failed" when the system reads the floppy. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.


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Old 07-09-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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I think, I saw somewhere that you cannot create floppy image because kernel 2.6 is too big to fit on floppy.
Old 07-09-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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fedora core 2 does not support installing from floppy, you could try running a pxe boot server then doing an install with that, you can make pxe boot floppies quite easily but they have to include the driver for your network card


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