Creating boot floppy(s) for distros in other partitions
Those of you who read my previous posts know that I have had a lot of hassle with my system lately and had to reinstall all O.S, WIN 98/XP and Mandrake. Left in another partition is SuSE 9.2 but I can't access it and my attempts to edit the bootloader in Kwrite messed up Mandrake forcing me to re-install it again.
I want to create a boot floopy that will fire up SuSE only, I'm not risking any more changes to the LiLo bootloader as what happened before was too many installs and re-installs of the MBR meant Windows could no longer find the NTLDR file. This is what forced me to re-format so I won't risk it again.
Is it possile to do this and if so,how do i go about it?The ideal final result would be no changes to LiLo but if I want to use SuSe, I'd insert a floppy then re-boot. Can it be done?
regarding your conversation exchange regarding boot disk in
Well in the Suse distros b4 Novell there was the yast options : create a boot floppy. :D
Nowadays, according to the much better help filesthat option should be attainable through the yast/restore options.
I got to that option but I could not see anything. I have been trying to get into that options from the X windows or the terminal under root but it asks me to "select a fil"e and the hell if I know what file to select.
If you could give a hand please..you would be very much welcome. :D . You might see an option that I missed.
An other point I had Free bsd on my hda2 partition but grub has "forgotten" to see it.
The way grub is handled in the root/config file has changed. I need a few tips in order to put the bsd /hda2 partion in the boot loader.
Mind please it looks different of what we were used to from the 7.0 to the 9.0. :oops:
I do not know if it is Novell new ways of seeing things but I do not find the 9.2 as "Linux compliant" as it used to be. :?
Guys sorry about my English, I hope you'll read me fine, I am a frog and tend to loose the great English I had learnt in Belfast and Dublin (Rub a dub dub) during the boozy student years.
And of course Dublin guy "Happy Easter" . :!: