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Re: how can I make a boot floppy disk?



Joachim Backes wrote:

>>  I just finished installing fedora 3, I didn't install a boot loader, how
>>  can I make a boot floppy disk?
>> I saw this note from fedora 4 installation dcumentation:
>> "Your computer must have GRUB or another boot loader installed in order
>> to start, unless you create a separate startup disk to boot from."
>>
>> But the installation finished and it didn't ask me to make one!
>> also, I can burn a boot image on a cd, could that help
 
> /sbin/mkbootdisk command.

You are unlikely to be able to fit a current kernel (plus initrd)
on a floppy.
You can get it on a CD with "mkbootdisk --iso"
(see "man mkbootdisk").

If you really want to boot from a floppy, 
see the "Smart Boot Manager" (SBM)
at <http://btmgr.webframe.org/>, which fits on a floppy.



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