Boot Disk Creation

To create a boot disk, insert a blank, formatted diskette into your diskette drive (see Figure A-9) and click Next.

It is highly recommended that you create a boot disk. If, for some reason, your system were not able to boot properly using GRUB, LILO, or a third-party boot loader, a boot disk would enable you to properly boot your Red Hat Linux system.

After a short delay, your boot disk will be created; remove it from your diskette drive and label it clearly. Note that if you would like to create a boot disk after the installation, you will be able to do so. For more information, please see the mkbootdisk man page, by typing man mkbootdisk at the shell prompt.

If you do not want to create a boot disk, make sure to check the Skip boot disk creation checkbox before you click Next.

If you boot your system with the boot disk (instead of GRUB or LILO) , make sure you create a new boot disk whenever you make any changes to your kernel (including the installation of a new kernel).

Figure A-9. Boot Disk Creation