[K12OSN] HD boot-Format 1722kb floppy on Fedora Core 2

Debbie Schiel debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au
Sun Oct 24 07:57:44 UTC 2004

OK! This is where I was going wrong (for any newbies out there trying to 
do the same thing)

I was following the method describe in

*excellent* instructions, step-by-step.
Except when they say "5...copy [the rom] to a floppy..." THEY MEAN WHAT 
THEY SAY - COPY!! 'CP' NOT 'CAT' - DUH!! Takes me a while to figure 
these things out, but I seem to get there in the end.

So my old Digital PCs can now boot, without a floppy, straight to my 
server - another milestone for me!

cliebow wrote:
> 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
>>>dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/hda
>>>See if that helps. . .
>>>--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
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