startup floppy

Ben Smithurst ben at scientia.demon.co.uk
Sat Jul 29 02:03:55 BST 2000


fasi74 wrote:

> how do i create a startup bootable floppy after my installation ?

If you have a CD, just do:

# dd if=/cdrom/floppies/X.flp of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k

Where "X" is "kern", "mfsroot", and "fixit", you may as well do all
three.  (I think they're the right filenames; basically you don't want
the "boot.flp" unless you have a 2.88MB floppy drive.)

I assume you only want these because your computer can't boot from a
CD-ROM or something?  Booting from floppies is a real pain, especially
when you need two of them.

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