Bootdisk Creation

Avery Fay afay3483 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 9 08:23:31 PDT 2000


--- Clyde Wilson <clydew at clydew.net> wrote:
> 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
> 
> --

Can't you just do a make zdisk or some such in the kernel tree and get
the same results?

Avery Fay




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