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Old 07-22-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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Booting a floppy image with a bootloader

I'd like to boot a floppy image on a machine without any drives (floppy or optical) through lilo, grub, or anything else that will boot linux partitions and floppy images. I've used dd to create an image on another machine and sent it over to my target machine.

I found one mailing list archive about this exercise, but it didn't get anywhere.

Old 07-22-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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Here's a few places to check out.

Instructions after the boot.img part may be helpful here.

...and one more.

Hope some of this might be helpful to you.

Last edited by cuiq; 07-22-2005 at 02:17 PM.
Old 07-25-2005, 06:25 AM   #3
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The second link was the same as the first link, and I saw no mention of boot.img.. :-/

Thanks for the help though, there is some good information there.


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