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Re: Boot/Rescue CD instead of a floppy



--- Markku Kolkka <markku kolkka koti soon fi> wrote:
> Viestissä Tiistai 3. Joulukuuta 2002 04:26, Mel Seder kirjoitti:
> > --- Martin Stricker <shugal gmx de> wrote:
> > > 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`.
> >
> > I've never run mkisofs before.  I looked at the man page and it was
> > overwhelming.  I don't want to run the risk of not being able to
> create
> > bootable CDs. If I can find a setp by step on what has to be run
> I'd
> > really like to make a bootable CD look exactly like a floppy.
> 
> I guess neither of you read the RELEASE-NOTES? You can now use
> mkbootdisk to 
> create a boot CD that boots into your current Linux version (just
> like boot 
> floppy). The command is:
> mkbootdisk --iso --device filename.iso `uname -r`
> 
> Replace `uname -r`with kernel version if you want to create a boot
> disk for 
> other kernel than the one you are running.
> 
This sounds like something I could handle.  What iso file do have have
to download and from where to issue this command?

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