Linux no space error while creating a bookdisk

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Q. I’m trying to crate a bootdisk using mkbootdisk command. However I’m getting error which read as follows:

no space left on floppy /dev/fd0

How do I fix this problem?

A. The mkbootdisk command is used to creates a stand-alone boot disk floppy for the running system.

This error indicates two thing:
(a) Your kernel size is > 1.44MB

(b) You are attempting to write a boot disk image greater than the size of the floppy disk

I recommend using CD or USB pen to boot your system. You can also use first CD/DVD disk to boot Linux system.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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