Creating a Boot Disk
During installation, you had the chance to create a boot disk. If you did not create it, here you have the option to create it. This boot diskette creation is a rescue disk and allows you to perform some maintenance tasks on your system in case of failure.
By clicking the boot disk icon, the system starts to gather the necessary information to create the bootable floppy. When the information is ready to be written, make sure you have a floppy disk, and it is not write protected. Insert it in the floppy drive and click OK.
Wait for the drive to finish writing the floppy, when finished it will be ready for use.
Your Boot-Up Configuration
|This tool allows you to change the setting in your Lilo/Grub boot manager. You can specify whether to boot the system in text or graphical login mode. By clicking this icon, it takes you to the configuration screen which displays your current boot loader. Figure 4.3 allows you to switch the boot mode from text to graphical. If the Launch graphical environment is selected, the system will boot prompting the login in graphical mode. |
If you click the Configure button, it launches the boot loader setup. You will be presented two dropdown arrows.
The first drop down arrow enables you to switch from one boot loader to another with options to boot from graphical or text mode.
The second allows you to choose the device from which to boot. There is a third option for setting the timer in seconds, which is the delay on your menu if you are dual booting. I don't think you will need to change any of these settings, but it is nice to know if you need to troubleshoot. Remember, if it is working, don't fix it.
The advanced button keeps other interesting features, such as video mode startup (resolution), and cleaning up the /tmp at each boot.