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Boot floppy

Making a Boot Floppy (disk) in Linux.

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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 ...

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Boot floppy process is noted.

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