Starting system from floppy

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Jun 2 15:29:28 GMT 2005

Brian McCann <bjmccann at> writes:

>      Hi all.  I need to make a boot floppy for my system, but I'm
> having trouble finding data on what to do / how to do it.  I have a
> rather large array, and my system bios will not boot from it, so I
> need to boot off of other means.  I recall when I was working with
> RedHat (a long time ago), during the install it gave the option to
> make a boot floppy to start the OS...that's basically what I'm looking
> for.  I've got the kernel and everything on the hard drive array, I
> just need the loader on the boot floppy.  Has anyone done this?  If
> anyone can help me out, I'd be very grateful.

I haven't done this, but I think you should be able to do it with
the boot floppy that you used for the install.  You will need to
modify the loader.conf to find the boot disk and kernel.

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