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Old 05-02-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Smile error making boot disk for mandrake 10

I made the boot floppy for mandrake 10 with the options "mkbootdisk --
kernelargs /boot/vmlinuz 2.6.3-4mdk"but after booting there was error
message:"could not find kernel image:linux" and a boot prompt"boot:"
the bootlaoder is lilo and is installed in the MBR,plz wirte me the correct
mkbootdisk options in the light of this lilo.conf file:
append="devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda7"
Old 05-02-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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"plz wirte me the correct mkbootdisk options in the light of this lilo.conf file:"

Here is a lilo HOWTO. Section 8 of the HOWTO explains how to make a lilo boot floppy without using mkbootdisk.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

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Old 05-27-2004, 06:22 AM   #3
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Hi, I'm having the same problem as well... and I'll detail it a bit more. When I run mandrake's "make boot disk" feature or use the mkbootdisk command, it seems that (as suggested by the error message) the kernel was either improperly or not transferred during the process. the mkbootdisk command replied 'error - not enough disk space' or something along those lines. So I am at a loss to fix this error too... please help anyone? Thanks in advance
Old 05-28-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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making boot disk

i think the bzImage is too big for floppy so i don't think the mkbootdisk is successfull,i am using lilo as bootloader that is
installed in the MBR , i installed the grub in the floppy and
i am using it as a bootdisk for mandrake 10, and it is working .
Old 05-29-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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Yep, you're right shams... I moved my bootloader to grub etc etc, and no problems exist now (though grub's GUI isn't as good as LILO). I also can't make a lilo bootdisk as for some reason, some files required by lilo for floppy are missing. For those of you out there who want to see instructions, here's a site you might want to look at:


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