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#1 2005-04-08 06:38:48

Sader
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Registered: 2005-03-31
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Boot floppy for Arch Linux....HOWTO ?

Hello Guys,

Bad things happen, so I need to install Windows to my PC again. Luckly I do have a First partition I can spare for this OS, but AFAIK windows will erase my MBR, so I need a Linux boot floppy so I can boot Arch again...
is there a way to create Boot floppy under Arch linux ?

Also my kernell image is larger that one can fit on 1 floppy.. sad

Thanks,
Sader

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#2 2005-04-08 06:58:08

smith
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From: Crescent City, CA
Registered: 2005-02-19
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Re: Boot floppy for Arch Linux....HOWTO ?

Why can't you use the installation CD?


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#3 2005-04-08 07:08:20

Sader
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Re: Boot floppy for Arch Linux....HOWTO ?

just reinstall lilo from CD ?
I'm not quite realize how to do that...Sorry. :oops: Aren't I need to do previous steps of new installation ?
or simply run "Install bootloaded" tab ?

thanks

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#4 2005-04-08 10:36:39

FUBAR
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Re: Boot floppy for Arch Linux....HOWTO ?

Sader wrote:

or simply run "Install bootloaded" tab ?

Sometimes it's really that simple! big_smile (make sure you mount your / to /mnt before you start the setup).


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#5 2005-04-09 02:02:08

neotuli
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From: San Francisco, CA
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Re: Boot floppy for Arch Linux....HOWTO ?

The Arch installer is nonlinear, though some things from previous steps are assumed. You should be able to just run that step though.
When in doubt, read the source! /arch/setup is one big bad bash script... and the install cd has VI. So if you're so curious as to go see what a particular step does, and know bash, open up that puppy and take a look!


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