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  1. #1

    how to make a startup disk?

    Greetingz every1,
    i have red hat linux 8, i tried formatting a floppy using the floppy formatter option from the system tools. But the floppy cannot b formatted. The error was "cant read the first sector(0)". Same error came with many other floppies i tried. Strangely, all these floppies opened and worked properly in Windoze. How can i format them.

    My second problem is how to make a startup disk in Red Hat Linux 8. Plz help. Thanx in advance

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    quick fix would be to format the disk with windoze (since you said that works fine), then on RH:
    dd if=/bootdiskpath/bootdisk.img of=/mnt/floppy

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    Täby, Sweden
    Well, I don't know much about that GUI floppy formatter program, but try if this command works:
    mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0
    As for making a startup disk, I'm not sure if I understand just what you want. What do you intend to do with this startup disk?

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