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Old 07-24-2003, 08:17 AM   #1
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Creating Boot Disk For Red Hat 9?

Simple question: How do you create a bootup disk for Red Hat 9? I'm not sure what files I need. I have the CD's but I need a boot disk to install it. Thanks in advance!
Old 07-24-2003, 08:23 AM   #2
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If you can already boot into Linux, the command

mkbootdisk <kernel version #> will create a boot disk for you.

You can get the kernel version with the command

uname -r.

If you want a rescue disk ...

from windows, use rawrite (on the CDROM at /dosutils) to create a boot disk from the image bootdisk.img on the CDROM at /images.

from linux, mount the cdrom and

cat /mnt/cdrom/images/bootdisk.img > /dev/fd0 OR
dd if=/mnt/cdrom/images/bootdisk.img of=/dev/fd0
Old 07-24-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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Oi Bobo!!!

Bemvindo ao forum. Well, let me see if I've understood your question. Do you need a boot disk to install RedHat 9.0? Because that's not necessary. You can simply change the boot order into your computer bios to boot from the CD-rom. Then you place RedHat Disk 1 at the drive and it should start the installing process.

BUT, if you mean you need a boot disk to actually start a previous installed RedHat (for any reasons, such as lilo/grub problems or others) then you would like to check this link:

Boa sorte meu amigo.
Old 07-24-2003, 09:29 AM   #4
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Hi! I have Red Hat 6.2 on this machine and I need a boot disk for 9. I tried doing rawrite but it doesn't contain boot.img. I'm using the CD's from Red Hat 9 for Dummies (OK! I only got it because I needed RH 9 and it was cheap!). Is version 9 different than other's in this respect?


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