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o_corn
03-09-2003, 12:50 AM
I installed knoppix on the HD, without making bootable floppy when the installation was running.
How can I make bootable floppy now, when the knoppix is on the HD?

Robert Michel
03-09-2003, 02:01 PM
see http://www.knoppix.net/docs/ ;)

or when you have the Knoppix-CD mountet to /cdrom
and a fd without importand data use shell:
(all data on fd will be overwritten)

dd if=/cdrom/KNOPPIX/boot.img of=/dev/fd0

rob

Robert Michel
03-09-2003, 02:10 PM
PS: I don't know if this fd boots only CD-Roms or also your
hd-installation. I don't use fd anymore........

o_corn
03-09-2003, 03:55 PM
PS: I don't know if this fd boots only CD-Roms or also your
hd-installation. I don't use fd anymore........

I understand. But I want to be shure, that I am on the secure side. I switched from indows recently and still have "gaps" in understanding linux. I just want possibility to boot into hd installed knppix, if sth happens with boot sector or lilo. And this ican happen, if you have more partitions on the disk.

Robert Michel
03-09-2003, 11:24 PM
Salve o_corn!

>I understand. But I want to be shure, that I am on the secure side. I >switched from indows recently and still have "gaps" in understanding >linux.

I hoped someone other take-over and explaind you better what I havn't.

>I just want possibility to boot into hd installed knppix, if sth >happens with boot sector or lilo. And this ican happen, if you have >more partitions on the disk.
I fear what I wrote would only help for booting CD-ROMs.
A command like mkbootfd would not be bad-
BUT now you have a KNOPPIX CD.

I can remember, years ago that I fight with lilo, faild and
couln'd boot my system anymore. If today something would go
wrong, I could take a Knoppix-CD to repair this fault.

Read http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/LILO.html to learn more about LILO.
AFAI kow you can use boot=fd0 in your lilo.config to write LILO to
your floppy.
A good toutorial to become familar with GNU/Linux is the rutebook:
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz

Beside my opinion, that Knoppix as rescue-tool is better
than a boot-disc, your question is still unanswered, and a good one:
How to make a bootdisc later?

Greetings
rob

o_corn
03-10-2003, 09:30 PM
Thank you. I have to say that it helps me a lot. I just turned upside down my thinking about the "problem". I am still thinking too windowish.