[CALUG] bootdisk

Kelly Price strredwolf at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 12:38:43 CDT 2005

On 10/10/05, Russ <rmain at polaris.umuc.edu> wrote:
> I want to make a bootdisk.  When I installed RH9 Ih ad an option to create
> an emergency bootdisk.  The system failed creating the bootdisk.  I dont
> know why.  Linux was having trouble formatting or seeing the disk.  I know
> the drive is good.  I use it with Windoze. I've looked online at HOWTO's.
> Should I use "make zdisk"?

First, grab a bunch of floppies and start formatting them with
"fdformat" as root.  If they're old ones, don't be suprized if you get
a few duds.  If they're new, they should all format good -- otherwize,
that drive has problems.

Second, if you can boot off of the CD drive, forget floppies and burn
yourself a copy of Damn Small Linux or Knoppix.

Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price

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