How to create a boot disk on Fedora C2

Timothy Murphy tim at
Wed Jun 23 01:42:54 UTC 2004

<posted & mailed>

William Hooper wrote:

>>> ' - Booting a kernel directly from a floppy without the assistance of a
>>>  bootloader such as LILO, is no longer supported.'
>> Maybe it's not "supported" (is anything supported?)
>> but it's perfectly possible, as I'm doing it with a syslinux floppy.
>> (Read /usr/share/doc/syslinux*/syslinux.doc.)
> "...without the assistance of a bootloader"

I guess I misunderstood the question.

But as a matter of interest, what was the previous method, 
which is now "not supported"?

(I'd have thought that if you booted the system from a floppy
then by definition you were using a bootloader.
But I admit I'm not sure of the nomenclature in this area.)

Timothy Murphy  
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