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SubjectRe: 1.99.8: documentation for making boot floppy
On Wed, 29 May 1996, Nelson Minar wrote:

> 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

What kind of drive do you have ? I've been using the 'cat' command to
create my boot disks since 1.1.59 without any problem whatsoever..

I have a 1.44 Fujitsu drive connected to my Adaptec 1542C...

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