[ale] Bootable CD from bootable floppy?

Trey Sizemore trey at fastmail.fm
Tue Feb 24 22:12:29 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 20:05, Bob Toxen wrote:

> Yes.  You basically store an image of the floppy at the start of the CD.
> I've not done it but a google search or look at Linux Doc project should
> fetch you the answer.

Found the answer.  For anyone else that needs to do this:

Insert your bootable floppy and get a root shell open

 # mkdir junk
 # cd junk
 # dd bs=2x80x18b if=/dev/fd0 of=boot.img
 # mkisofs -b boot.img -o boot.iso .

Burn a CD using the boot.iso file as source.


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