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5. Alternatives to LILO

Linux can be booted from a plain floppy or using loadlin. All this is unrelated to LILO but it is good to know. Assuming your Linux root partition is /dev/hdaX...

5.1 Using a floppy

To create a simple boot floppy, just do

5.2 Using loadlin

To boot with loadlin (a DOS program), just copy the kernel file to your DOS partition and type, at the DOS prompt:

loadlin zimage root=/dev/hdaX ro

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