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Re: red dos boot image



What I want is to make the partioning and formating automatically which is very
easily done with kickstart. And I have to install the dos boot image using pxe
and tftp (or similar) because I want to install the image easily on many
computers. Otherwise I could have made a normal dos boot floppy as you suggested.


>>Hi!
>>I'm helping my MS Windows friend and I want to automatically repartion
>>to fat fs
>>and format the entire hd and then install a dos boot image, and no
>>Linux
>>filesystem or rpms whatsoever :-(, on the hd. Is it possible to use
>>kickstart
>>and a postscript for this?
>
>It may or may not be possible to do this  - I don't know. However, if I
>understand you correctly you want to make a clean hard disk and then
>install dos.
>The easiest way to do this is to make an msdos boot floppy. Copy the
>following files out of windows (use a find to get them if you don't know
>where they are) and splosh them onto a formatted disk: msdos.sys
>config.sys config.dos autoexec.bat format.exe command.com fdisk.exe
>sys.exe.
>You may get it to work with fewer files.
>Then boot off the floppy and run fdisk /mbr to clear the master boot
>record - NB this will stop you from booting normally - once you've done
>that run fdisk again to make a partition. Then you want a dos compatible
>filing system on there so run format c: and finally to get the system
>files on there you'll need to run sys c:.
>You should then be able to boot into dos on the hard disk. NB You may
>want to copy the mscdex file to get the cdrom drivers as well -
>otherwise you might find you can't boot from cd.
>
>cheers 
>
>-- 
>Geoff Dolman
>JDRF/WT Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory
>Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
>University of Cambridge
>http://www-gene.cimr.cam.ac.uk/todd/
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