Floppy boot disk for Ubuntu 6.06.

John K Masters johnmasters at oxtedonline.co.uk
Mon Nov 20 15:52:44 UTC 2006


On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 10:37:17AM -0500, aradsky wrote:
> I use ubuntu 6.06 as my primary linux system and like to try other linux 
> systems.  At the moment I have 5 other linux systems that I can boot 
> with ubuntu's grub.
> ubuntu was installed last so it's grub captured all the other systems 
> making it possible to boot any of them with ubuntu's grub from computer 
> startup.
> 
> The problem is when I install another linux system, it's grub becomes 
> the active booter but it doesn't always include all of the the other 
> systems  so  ubuntu may become inaccessible..    If it could be, it's a 
> simple matter of running 'grub-install /dev/hda' and adding the new 
> system's booter to ubuntu's grub menu.lst.
> 
> Otherwise, I have to  reinstall  ubuntu and let it capture the new  
> linux  in grub.
> 
> I figure if I could access ubuntu with a boot floppy, I could do the  
> grub-install /dev/hda routine and edit  menu.list to include the newly 
> installed linux..
> 
> The question boils down to simply------how do I make a boot floppy (or 
> CD) to boot ubuntu after I install a new linux system?
> 
> alex
> 
With the flakiness of floppy discs nowadays I suggest using a Live CD
but if you want a floppy solution, Google for -grub boot floppy- and
take your pick. 

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