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SubjectRe: 1.99.8: documentation for making boot floppy
On Thu, 30 May 1996, Bryn Paul Arnold Jones wrote:

> On Thu, 30 May 1996, Shinanyaku wrote:
> > Some one wrote:
> > > dd bs=8192 if=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage of=/dev/fd0
>
> 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).

Right, 720K floppies won't work any more.

However, it's not due to the bootsector, but due to setup.S (and the
included video.S) becoming too big. The bootsector + 9 sectors for
setup.S don't fit into track 0 head 0 (which has 9 sectors on an 720K floppy).

Hans
<lermen@fgan.de>



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