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    Boot CD from boot floppy

    Is it possible to make a boot CD that will act exactly like the boot floppy made with mkfloppy.bat on the Knoppix CD? I tried it but even when I changed the BIOS to boot from CD, it booted Win98 from the hard drive. I am running Knoppix off the hard drive and want to leave my config floppy in the floppy drive.

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    interesting indeed

    rawrite2 -f boot-en.img -d A

    I would assume replacing "A" with the CD burner might work
    question would be
    when booting to Knoppix, does it need write access?
    If it does, then it wouldn't work
    Will run a test this evening

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    Boot CD

    Oops! I forget to choose "make CD bootable" when making the CD. I'll try that tonight.

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    Boot CD

    I tried making a boot CD from the boot floppy and couldn't. In Nero and EZ CD Creator, you can choose 'make bootable CD' but when the program looks at the floppy as the source it says it isn't bootable. I also tried making an ISO 9660 CD with all the floppy files on it but that didn't work either. There must be a way...

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    Re: Boot CD

    Quote Originally Posted by boehmb
    Oops! I forget to choose "make CD bootable" when making the CD. I'll try that tonight.
    You don't need to - and you should not "make CD bootlable"!
    The KNOPPIX.iso file is already an image of a bootable CD.
    Just use in nero the function: Burn iso image ...
    And you will get a bootable CD rom.

    tom

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    Boot CD from boot floppy

    Tuxtom, thanks for your reply. But I have the Knoppix CD and it works great. I'm trying to make a boot CD from the boot floppy. I have the Knoppix files on my hard drive, but use a boot floppy to access them. I wanted to make a boot CD and just leave it in my second CD-ROM drive so the computer boots to Knoppix by default (as long as the boot CD is in). I use the floppy for my Knoppix config. If I can't do it, it's OK, I just wondered if there was a way.....

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    Re: Boot CD from boot floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by boehmb
    Tuxtom, thanks for your reply. But I have the Knoppix CD and it works great. I'm trying to make a boot CD from the boot floppy. I have the Knoppix files on my hard drive, but use a boot floppy to access them. I wanted to make a boot CD and just leave it in my second CD-ROM drive so the computer boots to Knoppix by default (as long as the boot CD is in). I use the floppy for my Knoppix config. If I can't do it, it's OK, I just wondered if there was a way.....
    I think I understand....

    Check these things :
    * your harddrive with KNOPPIX on is not ntfs
    * you have a directory called "KNOPPIX" either in / (root ) so /KNOPPIX for linux filesystems, or C:\KNOPPIX for fat32 filesystems
    * you have the really big KNOPPIX file in /KNOPPIX/ or C:\KNOPPIX
    i.e. you have C:\KNOPPIX\KNOPPIX

    You can use the standard knoppix cd to boot from, if you have those files above, it will search the harddrive before the cdrom, and use those.
    it will say "accessing CDROM in /dev/hda1" or similar if your partition is /dev/hda1

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    Re: Boot CD

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxtom
    Quote Originally Posted by boehmb
    Oops! I forget to choose "make CD bootable" when making the CD. I'll try that tonight.
    You don't need to - and you should not "make CD bootlable"!
    The KNOPPIX.iso file is already an image of a bootable CD.
    Just use in nero the function: Burn iso image ...
    And you will get a bootable CD rom.

    tom
    I tried to extract the image using isobuster but I can't
    let me try and figure how to extract the img and burn the contents to a CD

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    Re: Boot CD

    Quote Originally Posted by Sucker
    I tried to extract the image using isobuster but I can't
    let me try and figure how to extract the img and burn the contents to a CD
    Put the cd in the drive.. and drag the files across?
    ( once you've burned the knoppix cd. using "burn image" from the file menu of nero )

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    Knoppix.iso burned to a CD
    Copied the contents of the CD to my hard disk
    Fireup Nero to burn an image of boot-en.img to CD
    Results?
    =a brand new coaster

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