Making a Boot Floppy (disk) in Linux.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 3:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
Boot floppy is meant to boot your Operating System through floppy. The disk contains only the compressed kernal, not the whole operating system.
Insert an empty diskette, format it, create a file system on it and mount it:
fdformat /dev/fd0H1440 (** To Format floppy **)
mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0 (** Make the File System ***)
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt (** Mount the floppy **)
Although the basic procedure is same but depending upon the OS, there is a small variation:
<b>Debian only</b>: With Debian 2.x, use /dev/fd0u1440 instead of /dev/fd0H1440. With Debian 1.x, use /dev/fd0h1440, with a lower case h.
<b>Debian only</b>: With Debian 2.x, use superformat instead of fdformat. You can ...
Boot floppy process is noted.
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