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SubjectRe: 1.99.8: documentation for making boot floppy
Nelson Minar was heard saying ....
> The README in /usr/src/linux for 1.99.8 suggests this command to make
> a bootable floppy with a Linux kernel:
> cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage /dev/fd0
> that hasn't worked for me since sometime around 1.3.60. The command
> from the arch/i386/boot Makefile does work, I recommend putting it in
> the README instead (or figure out why the plain cp doesn't work)
> dd bs=8192 if=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage of=/dev/fd0

That's odd. Because just yesterday (when I was testing 1.99.8), I did

cat ~/linux/zImage > /dev/fd0
rdev -R /dev/fd0 1

with no problem. Isn't that functionally identical to using cp ?

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