[CALUG] bootdisk

James Ewing Cottrell 3rd JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Tue Oct 11 13:28:50 CDT 2005

NO! NO! NO! Floppys are Obsolete! Grab a handful and Set Them On Fire!

Simply boot the RH9 CD into Rescue Mode!

	boot: linux rescue

If you want to "attach" to your linux, you can simply type "chroot 
/mnt/sysimage" after it finds your linux installation.

Newer linuxi are more difficult, as the devices are probed and created 
by the system. You have to figure out how to remount /proc and the devfs 
filesystems, all that udev/hotplug stuff.


Kelly Price wrote:
> 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
> http://strredwolf.furrynet.com
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