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Boot from cd with non-supporting BIOS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by spilla, Apr 20, 2005.

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  1. spilla

    spilla Thread Starter

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    How can i boot from a cd with a BIOS that doesn't support booting from a cd, the only options that it gives me are A & C drives to boot from. i know that it can be done...it's just that i lost the disk that i had the program on, i don't have the download of it and i cannot find it anywhere on google.
     
  2. Techmonkeys

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    Without upgrading your BIOS (see manufacturers website) I dont think you will be able to boot direct from a CD.

    However you could download a copy of the WIndows 98 boot disk from www.bootdisk.com and boot from that, which will then give you access to the CD drive.
     
  3. Tapeuup

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    what are you trying to load? Windows? 95/98/ME/2000/XP?
     
  4. spilla

    spilla Thread Starter

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    im trying to install Fedora Core 3, i know that it can be done with a bootable floppy that then does something to boot from cd, i can't remember what it's called though.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Here is a Fedora floppy bootstrapping system (5 floppies) that will allow you to begin the installation from a number of different sources (NFS, FTP, HTTP, etc.):

    http://www.thisiscool.net/fc3fd.tar.bz2

    Use rawrite (Windows) or dd to create the 5 floppies from the images.
     
  6. dobbelina

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    Here's another one,(it creates one floppy i think), it's called
    "Smart Boot Manager".
    1) download the latest 3.7.1 version
    2) extract to a folder of your choice
    3) insert floppy
    4) double-click on the CreateFloppyBootDisk.bat file
    5) done
    Download:http://tinyurl.com/ysc7l
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Does someone like Pi?
     
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