I have pretty much the same problem: want to create alternate boot media floppy or CD.
XP was already on the machine in a 30G FAT partition of 120G drive.
I installed FC4 from iso CDs, chose to have grub in linux partition (not MBR).
I plan to have let Windoze loader boot FC4 (as discussed in this forum and at
I need to boot into my new FC4 before I can to do the
dd if=/dev/hdb3 bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lnx
to create the boot sector file
Can I create a boot floppy from the iso FC4 distro CDs?
Alternately, can I just boot into the FC4 I've installed by booting from distro CD?
Is there some other way to create a boot floppy that will go to the GRUB on my linux partition (obviously, I need to create this floppy *before* I can use linux utilities to create it).
Originally Posted by MiG45
Just installed FC4 - everything was fine untill booting into Linux. Grub loads and waiting for commands but I unable even to load kernel because exceeding cylinder limits as Grub says.
I have 120 Gb hd, first part about 80 Gigz loads by winXP, and all space above it - to Linux. I had RedHat 9 before and used to boot from floppy to start Linux. Also I`m using Acronis OS selector, thats why during isntallation of FC4 I check mark to install bootloader to first Linux partition (not MBR) and Acronis found Linux partition and adds it to its own list so I can choose now - its fine- but when I selecting Linux it only gives control to Grub and Grub can`t boot Fedora. I suspect that it was better for me to put Linux partition before WinXP - but its impossible to repartition whole drive again (
So, I just wanna ask if its possible to create alternative boot media - floppy or CD to let Fedora booting from it (as it was with my RedHat) ?
P.S. I have Epox 8HDA5I motherboard with AMD64 3000+ with 512 Mb RAM. My hard drive is WD 120 GB JB. And I installed FC4 x86 64.