[ale] Bootable CD from bootable floppy?

Chris Ricker kaboom at gatech.edu
Wed Feb 25 00:59:18 EST 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Bob Toxen wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 07:47:41PM -0500, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> > Is it possible to make a bootable CD from a bootable floppy?  I have a
> > laptop 
> > that doesn't have a floppy drive.  Can I somehow take the files from the
> > floppy and get a CD that will simulate booting from a floppy?
> > If so, how?
> 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.

mkisofs -b foo.img > foo.iso

where foo.img is your bootable floppy image is the basic step


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