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I am currently running SuSE Linux 6.1 on my machine. I have a CD of Redhat 6.1 that I wanted to load. Unfortunately I don't have the required boot disk. The README tells me that I can make a boot disk by coppying an image file onto a floppy. It also said to use the 'dd' unix command. When I use the dd command, it tells me that the image is two big for the floppy (image size is 1474560 bits). Does anyone know how to use the dd command to expand the image file onto the floppy.
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Not haveing an SuSE 6.1 around to look at, I can't be sure of what the floppy device is but I use:

dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 obs=1440k

Just to be sure, I stuck the RedHat CD in and made a boot floppy, and it works.

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