How can we make a Boot Floppy (disk) in Linux?

Making a Boot Floppy (disk) in Linux.

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...gnore the error mformat: command not found. With Debian 1.x, if you don't have the command fdformat, you can omit it if the floppy is already formatted. In this case, you should check the diskette for bad blocks by adding -c after the mkfs.ext2 command.

<b>Slackware only</b>: Use /dev/fd0u1440 instead of /dev/fd0H1440. With older versions, try /dev/fd0h1440, with a lower case h.

<b>SuSE only</b>: Use /dev/fd0u1440 instead of /dev/fd0H1440.

Copy all files in /boot to the diskette:

cp -dp /boot/* /mnt

<b>Red Hat only</b>: If the /boot directory contains both vmlinux and vmlinuz files (note the difference in the last letter), you only need to copy the vmlinuz files to the boot diskette. They are ...