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    Bootdisk creation during Mandrake 10.1 installation


    At what point during installation should one have the option of creating a bootdisk? I've installed four times, and missed it four times.

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    I don't remember for sure, but, if you call Mandrake's Control Center, you'll be able to creat a boot disk.

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    Ok, make that five times...
    Thanks for the suggestion mcm, but the MCC idea was not an option as I was installing Mandrake as a second OS (XP being the other). So after the installs, w/o a bootdisk, I couldn't boot to Linux because LILO was on hdb1. The problem [of missing the prompt to create a bootdisk] may be related to the text-based rather than graphical installation.
    So if you're in a similar situation, here's my fix (as crude as it may sound):
    -ran the Knoppix Live CD,
    -coppied the first sector of hdb1 to a floppy with
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1
    -booted Windows,
    -saved linux.bin to C:\
    -appended "C:\linux.bin="Linux"" to boot.ini (without the outer quotes).
    So now I'm dual booting like there' s no tomorrow.

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