Bootdisk Creation

Clyde Wilson clydew at clydew.net
Thu Jun 8 10:13:39 PDT 2000


I got the following from the Debian list thanks to Robert Mognet -

To create a bootdisk execute the following three commands:

dd if=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage of=/dev/fd0 conv=sync
rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hdb3
rdev -R /dev/fd0 1

You might need to change if= in the first line to point to the
kernel you want.  The hdb3 in line 2 should be changed to point to 
the root disk you want to use.  The floppy should not be mounted 
and does not need to be formatted.

This will give you a way to boot your system without using LILO.
It is also very handy for using multiple systems on one disk without
changing the Master Boot Record.

Clyde Wilson

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