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How?   Is there a generic command that works with all linux distributions or not?  I've been using Redhat for several years now and I always rely on the mkbootdisk command so I"m totally lost when I go to Deb or anything else.

I guess I'm asking if there's a linux command similar to the sys command in DOS.
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by:majorwoo
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linux bootdisk HOWTO

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/

(a somewhat compressed version)
http://new.linuxnow.com/docs/content/Bootdisk-HOWTO-html/Bootdisk-HOWTO-6.html

another classic is to take a boot.img file and rawwrite it from windows

located in the dosutils folder on the CD's (usually)

rawwrite boot.img
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Okay then, thanks.

I've actually looked at that before and thought it was such a long process that there must be an easier way.

How about this:  Is there a command equivalent to Redhat's "mkbootdisk" in any of the other distros that will build a floppy with single command?
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majorwoo earned 60 total points
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heh i know what you mean ;-)

not that works for all the distros.. they each have their own.
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Thanks.   I guess I'll ahve to find the other commands for the other distributions, or I can reinstall and wait for them to ask me to put a floppy in.  hehe
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