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Re: Boot/Rescue CD instead of a floppy

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:34:58PM +0200, Markku Kolkka wrote:
> > Viestissä Keskiviikko 27. Marraskuuta 2002 05:19, Mel Seder kirjoitti:
> > > Can the RH 8.0 install CD be used to boot linux?  If so,  how?
> >
> > Yes, type "linux rescue" at the boot prompt.
> >
> Bur that does not boot the current installed linux as the boot
> floppy does.

Well, if you want your installed Linux to be booted by a CD, you need to
burn your own bootable CD - just use the image of your boot floppy as
boot image in `mkisofs -b`.

When booting in rescue mode you can get your system by typing `chroot
/mnt/sysimage`, but you still run the CD kernel, not your own installed
kernel, so additional drivers you might have compiled in will not work.

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