[PATCH 2.6] floppy-statement in linux/README

From: Adrian Knoth
Date: Sun Dec 07 2003 - 16:59:07 EST


I wanted to boot my laptop from floppy and found a wrong statement
in the README. Patch follows. (I'm not very amused about this
decision, I was really used to this feature)

--- linux/README Fri Oct 10 16:36:40 2003
+++ linux-new/README Sun Dec 7 22:50:57 2003
@@ -203,8 +203,9 @@
image (found in .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)
to the place where your regular bootable kernel is found.

- For some, this is on a floppy disk, in which case you can copy the
- kernel bzImage file to /dev/fd0 to make a bootable floppy.
+ Please keep in mind that you cannot use "dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0"
+ to make a bootable floppy. You'll have to use LILO or syslinux in
+ addition.

If you boot Linux from the hard drive, chances are you use LILO which
uses the kernel image as specified in the file /etc/lilo.conf. The

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