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SubjectRe: 1.99.8: documentation for making boot floppy
On Thu, 30 May 1996, Shinanyaku wrote:
> Some one wrote:
> >
> > 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
> a
>
> cat ~/linux/zImage > /dev/fd0
> rdev -R /dev/fd0 1
>
> with no problem. Isn't that functionally identical to using cp ?
>

It only works if the disk is a High Density disk (ie 1.44M), it dosn't
work with a double density disk (720k), because you can't get enough data
(code) in the boot sector (I think, could be in the first track).

> Shin!
Bryn
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