View Full Version : Boot from floppy and ISO image

09-17-2004, 11:16 AM
I have downloaded the boot image file boot.img and made a bootable floppy, I also downloaded the KNOPPIX.iso and store at D: which is /dev/hda5.

Then I boot up the notebook from the floppy, and type
"knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hda5/KNOPPIX.iso lang=us"

The floppy linux boot up and dislpay:
"Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit."

What should I do to make it bootable from floppy and ISO-image?


Another question, I have installed GRUB. How can I make the floppy image boot.img bootable from GRUB?


I know I have so many questions, hope you do mind to help me.
Thanks in advance.

09-19-2004, 08:54 PM
Unless you changed the filename, it won't find what you typed, because the ISO's filename is actually much longer.

Try "knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hda5/K*.iso lang=us" The asterisk serves as a wildcard for the rest of the letters and numbers in the filename.