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Re: how can I make a boot floppy disk?



Joachim Backes wrote:
On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 11:11 +0200, mustafa 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.

Hasn't worked for a looooonng time.

Mustafa:

The message is perhaps a little ambiguous. What it means is that
you must install something to boot FC4 somewhere, it does not
boot itself. If your computer boots right now, then a boot
did get installed. Most likely GRUB is what is installed on
your hard drive.

I consider it good practice to make a boot floppy, and
keep one around. It's also good practice to keep a rescue
bootable CD around.

Anyway, try this:

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Creating-a-GRUB-boot-floppy.html


On my FC2 machine, I get this results:

$ locate stage1
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/vstafs_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/xfs_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/e2fs_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/minix_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/ffs_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/fat_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/reiserfs_stage1_5
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/stage1
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/jfs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/xfs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/ffs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/vstafs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/minix_stage1_5
/boot/grub/stage1
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
/boot/grub/jfs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5
/boot/grub/fat_stage1_5
/boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5

[emphasis added]

$ locate stage2
/usr/share/grub/i386-redhat/stage2
/boot/grub/stage2

Either of these two will work for the stage1 and stage2
mentioned on the web page. You may need a stage1_5,
depending on what file system you are using.

Mike
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