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Old 04-14-2002, 02:37 PM   #1
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How to make an iso boot floppy

Since i don't have a burner i have to make an iso boot floppy in order to install redhat, how do i go about doing this?
Old 04-14-2002, 07:02 PM   #2
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Not sure about this one but I think there is a file named netboot.img or something simular. It should be with the boot.img file. It should allow you to do a network install (from a FTP).

Now, the big problem is the files I am talking about are on the 1st disk, so if you dont have them... You could try to look on Red Hat site to find the file.

Other then that, I know there are distro you can install without a cd-rom like

The last think I can think of: find a friend who as a burner!!

Really not sure about this, but I hope this helps you! But maybe a more experience user could give you better help!
Old 04-15-2002, 12:27 AM   #3
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a regular redhat boot (installation) disk will allow you to install from an iso image - just make sure the three isos are in the root directory of a hdd on your box, and when you boot the install disk, it will ask where the install media is - CDROM or HardDisk are the two usual choices.
Old 04-15-2002, 05:41 AM   #4
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OK, on a similar line to this, can you do an ISO installation from a mounted device, like a DVD? I'm pretty certain that Mandy 8.2 will be on this months (UK) Linux Format, so I might just wait a week. Since all 3 ISOs are likely to be present I was wondering if it is possible to do an ISO install from devices other than the harddisk?

As for the above, I'd download the relevant boot image, along with the rawrite program, from here. Then use the rawrite program to copt the image to a floppy, boot from it, and cross your fingers that your ISO images downloaded OK.


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