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Old 04-04-2002, 06:48 AM   #1
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installation floppy with kernel 2.2.17

I have red hat 6.2 kernel 2.2.17 system installed.
I need to create installation floppy for another machine with my 2.2.17 kernel, how do I do this ?
I tried dd=boot.img of=/dev/fd0, this created 2.2.14 install floopy.
now I tried to replace the vmlinuz file that the dd had created on th floppy, with bzImage or vmlinux, files which were my 2.2.17 file but it did not help.

how can I do this ?or another question.
If I make boot floopy with kernel 2.2.17, I can boot with this and mount the HD and than start the CD installation, my Q is how can I start the installation from the cd if I do not boot to it ??

Old 04-10-2002, 12:09 PM   #2
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Most install CDs these days can either be booted, or have the appropriate images already on the CD. For instance, if your computer can't boot directly from CD and you wanted to install RH7.2, you could boot into Windows and use the rawrite util that appears in the D:\images directory (presuming the cdrom is on d.

In answer to the 1st question though (how to make a 2.2.17 boot-disk)...when you configure and make the kernel, you can type make bzdisk as well as make bzImage. This should make a kernel-boot-floppy. I suppose, if you really wanted to, you could boot from this, mount the CD and chroot to it and install that way, but it seems to be making life hard when almost all distros (Debian included) have really good instructions on how to make a install-boot-floppy.

Hope this helps.
Old 04-11-2002, 01:15 AM   #3
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The problem is that I already tried this. I created bZimage and bzdisk and it did not work, the file that dd creates is vmlinuz and if I replace it the installation floppy gets me the red hat installation option screen and that it.....


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