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Nomor S. Pam wrote: > > I've been booting linux by loading LILO from floppy. I just got a new > floppyless notebook with a CDROM drive. How can I boot linux from CDROM > without installing LILO or GRUB to hard disk? Make a bootdisk then "dd" it to a file. Then "mkisofs -b file" using the file from above as the boot image. -- Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree. Registered with The Linux Counter. [url]http://counter.li.org/[/url] Slackware 9.0 Kernel 2.4.21 i686 (GCC) 3.3 Uptime: 3 days, 20:30, 1 user, load average: 1.16, 1.06, 1.07...

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    Nomor S. Pam wrote:
    >
    > I've been booting linux by loading LILO from floppy. I just got a new
    > floppyless notebook with a CDROM drive. How can I boot linux from CDROM
    > without installing LILO or GRUB to hard disk?
    Make a bootdisk then "dd" it to a file.
    Then "mkisofs -b file" using the file from above as the boot image.

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. [url]http://counter.li.org/[/url]
    Slackware 9.0 Kernel 2.4.21 i686 (GCC) 3.3
    Uptime: 3 days, 20:30, 1 user, load average: 1.16, 1.06, 1.07

    David Guest

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    On Sun, 20 Jul 2003 20:05:14 -0400, "Nomor S. Pam" <spammerlocalhost.com>
    wrote:
    >
    >I've been booting linux by loading LILO from floppy. I just got a new
    >floppyless notebook with a CDROM drive. How can I boot linux from CDROM
    >without installing LILO or GRUB to hard disk?
    Typically, by entering the BIOS setup and selecting the CDROM as the first drive
    in the boot order.

    However, some BIOS automagically check the CDROM for a boot file, and if they
    find it, they give you an onscreen option. That's how my Toshiba Sattelite 1110
    works, for instance.


    --
    Lew Pitcher
    IT Consultant, Enterprise Technology Solutions
    Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group

    (Opinions expressed are my own, not my employers')
    Lew Pitcher Guest

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    David <thunderbolt01netscape.net> wrote in message news:<WiHSa.108694$Ph3.14155sccrnsc04>...
    > Nomor S. Pam wrote:
    > >
    > > I've been booting linux by loading LILO from floppy. I just got a new
    > > floppyless notebook with a CDROM drive. How can I boot linux from CDROM
    > > without installing LILO or GRUB to hard disk?
    >
    > Make a bootdisk then "dd" it to a file.
    > Then "mkisofs -b file" using the file from above as the boot image.
    Is there any way of creating a bootable CD without creating a bootdisk
    first? I don't have a working diskette drive.

    - Beth
    Beth Guest

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    Beth wrote:
    >
    > Is there any way of creating a bootable CD without creating a bootdisk
    > first? I don't have a working diskette drive.
    # dd if=/dev/zero of=bootdisk bs=1440k count=1
    # mke2fs bootdisk
    # mkdir /mnt/disk
    # mount -o rw,loop=/dev/loop0 bootdisk /mnt/disk
    # lilo -b /dev/loop0
    # umount /mnt/disk
    # mkisofs -b bootdisk

    You should check this as it is off the top of my head and I
    haven't tested it but it should give you an idea as to how it is
    done.

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. [url]http://counter.li.org/[/url]
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    David Guest

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    David wrote:
    > Beth wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Is there any way of creating a bootable CD without creating a bootdisk
    >> first? I don't have a working diskette drive.
    >
    >
    > # dd if=/dev/zero of=bootdisk bs=1440k count=1
    > # mke2fs bootdisk
    > # mkdir /mnt/disk
    > # mount -o rw,loop=/dev/loop0 bootdisk /mnt/disk
    > # lilo -b /dev/loop0
    > # umount /mnt/disk
    > # mkisofs -b bootdisk
    >
    > You should check this as it is off the top of my head and I haven't
    > tested it but it should give you an idea as to how it is done.
    >
    You could use "syslinux" also but you would format the file to
    MSDOS format so that syslinux can write to it.

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. [url]http://counter.li.org/[/url]
    Slackware 9.0 Kernel 2.4.21 i686 (GCC) 3.3
    Uptime: 4 days, 19:45, 1 user, load average: 1.02, 1.09, 1.08

    David Guest

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