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Unix bootable Floopy

By Steve.vangard ·
Can someone please tell me how to create a bootable floppy disk in unix 4.3?

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by FluxIt In reply to Unix bootable Floopy

The operating system in UNIX is too large for a floppy disk. You'll need to use a cdrom or tape or another hard drive. It has been several years and today they may have something that permits floppy boots.

If so I may be a command line recompile of the kernel to the Floppy. check that out.

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Bootable FLOPPY?

by impishnet In reply to IF I AM NOT MISTAKING...

I have only had one unix server with a floppy drive and that was an ordering mistake.
I assume by "unix 4.3" that you are running
IBM AIX 4.3, if this is the case, on the command line.
# smitty
You're smitty interface will then be displayed.
Navigate through as folows:
System storage management > system backup manager >backup the system > backup this system to tape/file >
the defaults in the next window are safe to go with, but if you do not know the explicit address for the device you'd like to backup to, you can hit Esc+4 when in that info box and you will be displayed a list of available devices.(drives).

If you're on HP - ./mkigniteux

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