Re: Boot Disk

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Phil Schaffner wrote:
The above would work for installation boot, but seems he might want to
boot a more current kernel.

Ah. Good point.

Backing up a step, what is the real objective? Is a boot floppy with a kernel required, or could the objective be satisfied by having (possibly redundant) kernels on hard disk and making a GRUB boot (or LILO - won't get into religious discussions) boot floppy?

That's why I was confused... I only ever use boot floppies for performing a reinstall or upgrade.

Going back... I don't seem to be able to reproduce the original problem.

# mkbootdisk --device /tmp/foo.img 2.4.22-1.2149.nptl
# ls -l /tmp/foo.img
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1474560 Feb  5 11:10 foo.img
# ls -l .../fedora-1-core/images/*.img
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1474560 Nov  3 15:44 bootdisk.img
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1474560 Feb  5 09:42 drvblock.img
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1474560 Nov  3 15:44 drvnet.img

What version of mkbootimg do you have?
Are large numbers of strange drivers involved?

> rpm -q mkbootdisk

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