[K12OSN] HD boot-Format 1722kb floppy on Fedora Core 2
cliebow at downeast.net
Sat Oct 23 10:39:17 UTC 2004
sounds like your image is corrupt..
> Hi Les
> It worked... kinda...
> When I boot it now says Loading ROM image.. and then a row of numbers
> repeated over and over. BUT at least I know now how to copy the floppy
> to the hard drive. If I reboot with the same floppy still in, then it
> boots up as a client. But it doesn't seem to like it copied to the hard
> drive. I'll go back to rom-o-matic and try the other rom images...
> Thanks for the tip.
> Les Bell wrote:
> > Debbie Schiel <debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au> wrote:
> > I used toms root boot, because these PCs don't have CDROMs, and then
> > took the rom floppy (it normally boots the client up fine so I know it's
> > the right one) and tried # cat /dev/fd0 /dev/hda ....
> > <<
> > I've never done that stuff myself, so take my advice with a pinch of
> > whatever. However, if you were trying to copy the contents of the floppy to
> > the hard drive, the command should be
> > cat /dev/fd0 > /dev/hda
> > and you shouldn't see any rubbish on the screen. You could also use the dd
> > command
> > dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/hda
> > See if that helps. . .
> > Best,
> > --- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
> > [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
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