The Boot Floppy

As noted earlier, X configuration is not a contiguous process during the initial Red Hat installation. Between the selection of the video card and the configuration of the monitor, the Red Hat installation program asks you to create a boot floppy for the new system. This is not the same as the installation boot floppy that was created earlier in this appendix. The floppy you create during this step contains the Linux kernel and the basic configuration files needed to boot a fully operational server with the configuration you have just created. It is absolutely essential.

Warning Don't skip this step! The boot disk is essential if something goes wrong.

You're done! Red Hat warns you that it will reboot the system; when it does, the system should boot up under Linux. Chapter 1 covers the boot process in detail.

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