Before the disaster
you don’t have time to do it now, you certainly won’t have time to do it after the
Creating a bootable floppy
Here’s how I created a bootable floppy. First I formatted the disk, then I
created a new file system.
[root@ns:/usr/home] # fdformat /dev/rfd0 [root@ns:/usr/home] # disklabel -w -r /dev/rfd0 fd1440 [root@ns:/usr/home] # newfs /dev/rfd0 Warning: Block size and bytes per inode restrict cylinders per group to 5. Warning: 1216 sector(s) in last cylinder unallocated /dev/rfd0: 2880 sectors in 1 cylinders of 1 tracks, 4096 sectors 1.4MB in 1 cyl groups (5 c/g, 10.00MB/g, 4448 i/g) super-block backups (for fsck -b #) at: 32, [root@ns:/cdrom/floppies] # mount /cdrom [root@ns:/cdrom/floppies] # cd /cdrom/floppies [root@ns:/cdrom/floppies] # dd if=boot.flp of=/dev/rfd0insert a new floppy[root@ns:/cdrom/floppies] # dd if=fixit.flp of=/dev/rfd0 [root@ns:/cdrom/floppies] # umount /cdrom
I urge you to do the above so that you have a bootable floppy in case you need it
The above procedures worked as I thought they would. I tested rebooting with the
boot floppy. That worked. When the configuration options appeared, chose the
the visual interface. Then I removed the interrupt conflicts, then exited.
Then I selected the fixit floppy. That’s when things went bad. The box was
unable to read the floppy. However, I was able to use the other two options under
FixIt: the holographic shell and the 2nd CD of the 4 CDs.
If anyone has suggestions not covered by the above information and links, please contribute your comments.