>From jmd Thu Feb 18 14:14:59 1993
From: jmd (Jim Dugan)
Subject: SUMMARY: Bootable floppy (fwd)
To: jmd (Jim Dugan)
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 93 14:14:58 EST
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>From email@example.com Tue Feb 16 15:21:21 1993
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 93 08:12:48 MST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hao Wang)
Reply-To: email@example.com (Hao Wang)
Subject: SUMMARY: Bootable floppy
My original query was:
Is it possible to create a bootable floppy disk?
I post this question is because of that we are currently running WDSF/VM
(workstation data save facility, an product from IBM) which back up our
workstation data files by VM as server. But we are not able to boot the
system from the backup tape.
1. Form Tony Dale firstname.lastname@example.org
The best I ever managed was a disc with the boot files and a (very small)
/vmunix on it. There isn't much room for anything else... It's quite
handy to have such a disc, though, because if someone loses their boot
or /vmunix files it's easy to bring them back.
2. From Gary Marazita GAM.GARY@melpn1.prime.com
As root, format a floppy and do the following,
mount /dev/fd0c /floppy
cp /boot /floppy/boot or ( cp /usr/kvm/stand/boot.sun4c /floppy/boot )
installboot -vl /floppy/boot bootfd /dev/rfd0c
This should give you a bootable floppy.
To boot from the floppy on a sparc2 at the ok prompt enter
boot floppy -a
3. From Brett Lymn email@example.com.AU
Yes you can, check out the man page for installboot. Of course you
will first need to format the disk, newfs it and put vmunix and boot
on there, then you will need to run installboot on the floppy.
Many thanks to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Tony Dale
GAM.GARY@melpn1.prime.com Gary Marazita
email@example.com.AU Brett Lymn
firstname.lastname@example.org James Litchfield
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