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What command or tool can be use to create a boot floppy disk in solaris8?

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by:ahoffmann
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by:hotbox
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NO,I donot want to create the boot floppy disk with dd.exe.
I want to create it with commands in solaris !
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by:ahoffmann
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do you have an image?
Then simply copy it to the floppy:

   dd bs=1024 count=1440 if=/path/to/image of=/dev/fd0a
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by:jlevie
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I suspect that you are thinking that you want to create a boot floppy fropm the kernel, etc. of a running system. As far as I know that can't be done. I believe I've seen something about making your own bootable CD from a running system, but it looks like I've misplaced the bookmark. You might try a web search.
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by:yuzh
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I know SCO and linux can do this thing, but you can't do it with Solaris, you endup have to download the FD image from Sun (use dd in UNIX, or rawrite in DOS to create the bootable FD)
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by:m4rc
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btw, dd is a unix command.

if you're trying to boot a machine to solaris from alternate media, you can boot it from cdrom and have a solaris running in a ramdisk.

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by:yuzh
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:
- Please accept one of the comment as the answer !

Please leave any comments here within the
next seven days.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER !
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PAQ'd and points removed

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by:yuzh
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This one should not be 0 points,
ahoffmann's 1+3 comments can be accept as the answer.
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by:modulo
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ahoffmann's 1 comment was rejected by the questionner and jlevie states it's impossible.

Thus I decided to PAQ the question and remove the points from the Q and from the questionners account.

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by:ahoffmann
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even some not accepted suggestions (not only mine) might be correct. somewhere, somehow, it's ok to have this a o points PAQ.
With these latest comments any future reader may make her own decision ;-)
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by:yuzh
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ahoffmann's comment is correct for Solaris (Intel) (a bootable FD can be download, but can not create from a live system !)

jlevie's comment is correct when we are talking about Solaris (Sparc)

In hotbox's question, he/she didn't mention about which platform to be used, so all the comment could be accepted as an answer.

Any way, don't worry about the points for this one, question close.

Cheers!
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