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Question:  8.18. How To Make a Rescue Floppy.

Make a file system on it with bin, etc, lib and dev directories—everything you need. Install a kernel on it and arrange to have LILO boot it from the floppy (see the LILO documentation, in lilo.u.*.ps).

If you build the kernel (or tell LILO to tell the kernel) to have a RAM disk the same size as the floppy the RAM disk will be loaded at boot time and mounted as root in place of the floppy.

See the Bootdisk HOWTO.

This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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