: I am interested in making a bootable disk. I was told of the need for a
: special utility ( I can't remember DOS or what) that formats disks
: according to linux. Where can I find this program?
If you could be more specific about what you are looking
for, this response could be more helpful...
To format a floppy under linux, run "man fdformat",
and to make a mountable file system, run "man mkfs".
To make a bootable floppy disk that boots your linux
kernel, read the "README" file in /usr/src/linux
on your hard drive.
To make a "standalone" bootable linux system complete
with kernel and file system and commands on a single
floppy, get the "cramdisk" distribution from
This package allows you to put a 3.5MB partition on a
floppy along with the kernel, the whole thing
compressed. It requires 8MB ram to be useful. It is
very nice for testing out linux on DOS machines without
modifying the DOS hard disk.