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Recipe 12.20. Creating a LILO Boot Diskette

12.20.1 Problem

You would like to create a LILO boot diskette, for easy recovery in case of trouble.

12.20.2 Solution

Use LILO's built-in boot diskette creator:

# cd /usr/lib/lilo

# make -f Makefile.floppy

Be sure to write-protect the diskette.

12.20.3 Discussion

The Linux world contains an amazing number and variety of bootable rescue disks. As long as you can boot the system, you can fix anything. Be sure to check the installation disks for your distribution, because they often come with rescue utilities customized for the distribution, including utilities for reinstalling the bootloader.

12.20.4 See Also

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