* [PATCH 2.6] floppy-statement in linux/README
@ 2003-12-07 21:58 Adrian Knoth
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From: Adrian Knoth @ 2003-12-07 21:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
I wanted to boot my laptop from floppy and found a wrong statement
in the README. Patch follows. (I'm not very amused about this
decision, I was really used to this feature)
--- linux/README Fri Oct 10 16:36:40 2003
+++ linux-new/README Sun Dec 7 22:50:57 2003
@@ -203,8 +203,9 @@
image (found in .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)
to the place where your regular bootable kernel is found.
- For some, this is on a floppy disk, in which case you can copy the
- kernel bzImage file to /dev/fd0 to make a bootable floppy.
+ Please keep in mind that you cannot use "dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0"
+ to make a bootable floppy. You'll have to use LILO or syslinux in
If you boot Linux from the hard drive, chances are you use LILO which
uses the kernel image as specified in the file /etc/lilo.conf. The
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