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Re: Indy-0.2 boot.img

> On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, JF Martinez wrote:
> > > Jean,
> > > I downloaded the images and differentials directories from belegost. I
> > > have the RedHat-6.0 CD, so I only picked out what looked different from
> > > the other directories to get an Indy-6.0-0.2 install going. 
> > > 
> > > But I have run into a little problem. I can't get *boot.img* to boot
> > > off of a floppy. I downloaded the image a total of three times thinking
> > > it was corrupt. I copied the image onto the floppy using rawrite in dos
> > > and dd in linux grabbing at straws. I have tried several floppies. Still
> > > no luck. )-:
> > > 
> > 
> > It works here.  You don't say what went wrong.  :Did you use binary
> > transfer?  Anyway I have reloaded it.
> > 
> I downloaded again Jean, and yes in binary transfer. I copied to one
> floppy in dos using rawrite. I copied to another floppy using dd under
> Linux. Two floppies, two copies. Neither copy will boot on my PC or my
> fathers PC in the next room. I took the very same two floppies and
> copied the boot.img off of the RedHat-6.0 CD onto both floppies using
> the same two methods above, and both copies will boot on both PC's fine.
> What went wrong? 
> Insert the freshly copied floppy into the drive and try to boot. The
> BIOS tries to start the boot from the floppy and a buzzing sound comes
> from the drive and an error message of "Boot failed" appears on the
> screen. This happens on both PC's, same exact thing )-;

Can you give the exact path where you picked the image?  I have
rechecked and both the boot and the bootnet images work.  You are
supposed to pick them at

Also the boot.img is from July 27 in this diredctory.  Finally I
downloaded the boot.img from the site and I compared it with the
working image I have.  They match.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses