At 20:47 7-5-2001 -0700, Tom Duffy wrote:
> 1) Boot floppy:
> When doing a mkbootdisk 2.4.2-xxxxx I saw that the content couldn't
> fit on the disk. Then I tried the following:
> fdformat /dev/fd0u1722
> mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0u1722 2.4.2-xxxxx
> The disk was created successfully but unfortunately it didn't boot
> anyway. I guess it is a problem with the used 'syslinux'. Did
> you try something like this ?
unfortunately, you cannot boot off of a superformatted floppy...this is a
limitation of the BIOS.
What bios?? I can booted super formatted floppy's for my linuxrouter
machine at home on a old 486PC which are 1680 I believe.
I have encountered one machine with a external drives that would not boot
these floppies. A toshiba with an external drive (portege 7800).
So I have good succes with that. I believe they also succeeded in making a
2.88MB bootable cdrom ;-) Information about that should be somewhere in the
archives. I am not 100% sure though.
Every program has two purposes
one for which it was written and
another for which it wasn't
I make the last kind.