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Re: question about boot disk for Linux ?



Basically if you are talking about the redhat install
bootdisk than the msdos format is used for the disk
and syslinux is used to boot into the linux kernel. 
The initrd is a gzip of a ext2 file system 

--- john <john_g123 yahoo com> wrote:
> After creating a linux boot disk, this floppy can
> only
> be mounted with filesystem msdos.
> 
> When trying to mount it as ext2, the following
> message
> is given:
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
> /dev/fd0 or too many mounted file systems
> 
> 
> Why ? Once a boot disk is created by Linux, I guess
> it
> formats it with ext2 file system before it puts the
> required files like vmlinuz, initrd.img etc ? 
> 
> What is the file system for the boot floppy created
> by
> Linux ?
> 
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