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Old 01-20-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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suse 9.0 boot floppy help needed please

I have just come from RedHat and am trying different distros because of the fedora business, in RedHat it allows me to select no boot loader and and the end of the install will set up a boot floppy which I prefere so I don't have to fart around with mbr's and boot loaders.

Now I have installed suse 9.0 and have asked not to install boot loader but it never asked to make a boot floppy, so I have done a bit of research and found the boot image to be on the disk, so tried rawwritewin.exe from winblows and written the bootdisk image from /boot but when i use the boot floppy it gives me the installation menu, and tries to load the kernel into memory.

Is there any way like RedHat that I can just have a boot floppy that simply loads the OS?

Thanks for your replies.
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"Is there any way like RedHat that I can just have a boot floppy that simply loads the OS?"

I ran SuSE for three years and I always had boot floppies for emergency use or when I was dual booting two different Linux distributions. I always made my own boot floppies. I don't know whether you can create a boot floppy from the SuSE install CD or not.

Section 8 of the following lilo tutorial tells you how to make a lilo boot floppy which does not have a kernel on it.

Incidently, when Fedora was announced I switched from SuSE to Fedora

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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ok thanks i'll try that


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