Re: [Nolug] Trying to make a boot disk

From: -ray <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 23:19:13 -0600 (CST)
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, John Tiedeman wrote:

> Since neither of my desktops will read CDs at present, I got a notebook
> with CD and floppy drives. They're swappable and can't be used at the same
> time, so I downloaded a Linux boot.img to hard drive under w98, then
> switched drives and tried to copy that 1.44M to a 1.44M diskette. I have
> tried it with two, freshly formatted. I keep getting a message that there
> isn't enough space. I assume a DOS-formatted diskette should work. If it
> won't I'm out of luck, as this machine won't write to a Linux-formatted
> disc. Solution?

You can't just copy the .img file to the floppy, since it is an entire
disk image. You need to use a program called rawrite.exe to write the
file to the disk.


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