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Old 03-14-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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Create a bootable disk containing fdisk


I want to create a floppy disk/ CD containing fdisk utility and which could be bootable by the system.

Basically, my requirement is that I should be able to see all the hard drives and be able to partition the drives, so that I could custom-install Linux on it.

I used to use Read Hat 8.0 earlier to do this and on the newer systems (like Dell Dimensions and new Optiplexes) the RedHat 8.0 CD is not recognized. I do not want to use the built-in Disk Druid...

Can you please tell me how to write fdisk onto a floppy and make it bootable?

Old 03-14-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Go out to and download a bootable cd.
Most of them contain cfdisk (curses-based fdisk).

I personally like SLAX.


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