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  1. #11

    On the 9.2 install CDthereis no update options anymore

    on the 9.0 pro there was the options but not on the CDROM based on the ftp distro.

    I am going to try the procedure I wrote earlier through Yast hopefully it will re introduce the setup config.

    If this does not work I will reintall the 9.0 making sure I'll build a standard boot floppy this time from scratch.

    Good luck


  2. #12

    found the answer


    1/ open Yast after you log under root

    2/ click on software

    3/ install and remove Software

    4/ A window open and on the menu select Package Groups (it defaults on search) but scroll the menu please.

    5/ Scroll down to Yast

    6/ add (on the right window now)... yast2-bootfloppy

    then follow normal procedures of installation.

    You should then find the create floppy options where the guy who answered to you first said it was located.

    Have a great day in Dublin (Lucky guy here i am stuck in bleeding Paris...with rotten guinesses )

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    Linux User martinfromdublin's Avatar
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    Hi Domovampyr,

    Welcome to Linuxforums! I'm afraid that option is not in my YaST, I seem to have an unusal version of SuSE that came with a magazine, but Flatline gave me command line instructions to create the boot floppy and that worked for me. Thnks for the help, here's a link to the solution;

    What part of France are you in? I've been to Paris 5 times over the years and to other places North and South of the capital.


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    Or you could make a grub floppy manually...

    It's relatively easy to create a grub boot does take several commands, though. The following assumes that you've booted into your Suse install.

    Toss a floppy in your drive (warning! this procedure will erase EVERYTHING on the floppy!) and type (in a terminal, as root)
    fdformat /dev/fd0

    Then create a filesystem on the disk with
    mkfs -t msdos /dev/fd0
    If it tells you there's a "mounted file system" on the disk, then type
    umount /dev/fd0
    and try again.

    After running the mkfs command succesfully, mount the floppy with
    mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy/

    You'll need to create a couple of directories on the floppy, so type
    mkdir /media/floppy/boot
    mkdir /media/floppy/boot/grub

    Next, you need to copy the stage1 and stage2 files from your /boot directory to the /boot directory on the floppy with
    cp /boot/grub/stage* /media/floppy/boot/grub/
    and to get a nifty boot menu list (instead of having to manually input the kernel location at each boot, which gets old really fast), you need to copy your menu.lst file to the same spot with
    cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /media/floppy/boot/grub/

    Next, type
    and hit Enter; this should bring you to a prompt where you can enter grub-specific commands. First, you should type
    root (fd0)
    and then
    setup (fd0)
    and then

    You should now have a working grub boot floppy with a boot list.
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