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Joey
Has anyone had trouble creating boot disks with Red Hat Linux 9.0? I don't have a floppy drive, only a zip drive and I used it to make boot disks for previous versions however 9.0 doesn't seem to want to create one with it. Has anyone else seen this?
chrisw
joey,
i read that they made different boot disks now...
for example...if you have an ide system..you make a ide bootdisk
if scsi system make a scsi boot disk...etc...ftp...http...etc

you need to make an initial book disk or boot disk after you install for recovery reasons?


-chris
Joey
I never install the boot loader I just use boot disks. The installer said it made the boot disk but it doesnt work. I've tried the mkbootdisk command once i was able to gain access through the rescue cd but it still wont boot. Maybe its my zip disks but i doubt it..
chrisw
thats a possibility....i have a zip disk but its a parrallel port zip drive...so
i havent really tried to use it with linux for booting ...
it might be that your disks are bad or something...
Joey
im going to reinstall 8.0 this weekend and see. i dont think its the disks.
chrisw
ive noticed some quite different things with 9...should have stuck with 8
cause if they have the nerve to create different boot disks depending
on what type of system you got...i think its dumb....
Joey
looking at red hat's bugzilla, there's lots of probs with boot disks & 9.0...
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