I've been trying to set up a Linux entry into my Win XP Master Boot
Record but failed at one Linux step. I have to say I am very beginner
in Linux. I've just installed for the first time As a reference I am
using the document "Dual-booting Linux with Windows NT/2000" file
found on Red Had Linux Website. Here is what the doc says:
Step 1. You need an MS-DOS formatted blank floppy disk.
Step 2. Copy the boot sector of your Linux installation using
"dd if=/dev/<linux_boot_device> bs=512 count=1 of=linux_bs.bin"
command. For example, if you've installed Linux on /dev/hda2 then this
command will be as follows:
dd if=/dev/hda2 bs=512 count=1 of=linux_bs.bin
Step3. The "linux_bs.bin" file needs to be in the Windows NT/2000
partition of your hard disk. If you have a floppy drive and a blank,
MS-DOS-formatted floppy you can mount it under Linux using the "mount
-t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy" command. After you have the floppy disk
mounted, change to the directory where you saved the file and copy the
file "linux_bs.bin" to the floppy using the "mcopy linux_bs.bin a:"
command. Skip the next step if you have this file stored on a floppy.
Well, I've completed the steps 1 and 2 and the mounting of the floppy
on step 3 but failed after that. I do not get on what "change to the
directory where you saved the file and copy the file linux_bs.bin to
the floppy using the mcopy linux_bs.bin a: command" means. I found my
linux_bs.bin file located in my root folder but do not know how to
copy it to the MS-DOS mounted floppy using mcopy.
Any halp would be appreciated,