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Old 01-18-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy SuSe Floppy Boot


I want to boot into a SuSe installation, installing dirctly from the ftp server. I downloaded the bootdisk.exe file as instructed, and tried to put it on a floppy disk, as instructed. However the file is 1.4MB, and my floppy disk won't accept the file.

What can I do?
Old 01-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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How about going back and actually reading the installation instructions this time?
There's no bootdisk.exe... just a file called "bootdisk" along with rawwrite and the module files you need.

Here's what you should have been reading and doing.

o booting from floppy

Download the floppy disk image boot/bootdisk as well as the module disk
image files you need (at least boot/modules1 and likely the network
modules from boot/modules3).

Write the images to floppy disks using the 'dd' command:

dd if=[path_to_image] of=/dev/fd0 bs=36b

On non-linux systems, use the rawrite utility from the dosutils/rawrite
directory (rawrite.exe).


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