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Looking for Linux Boot Diskette

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by ruthmark99, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. ruthmark99

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    I have 4 CDs with Fedora Core 4, but my computer is permanently set to boot from the Floppy. Where can I download a Floppy boot diskette? I've changed my BIOS several times, but Floppy is my only hope! (y)
     
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    look at boot disks in www.bootdisk.info , u will find too many linux boot disks there

    i don't know but i think the installer file which is located in the 1st CD can be run from the linux shell
     
  4. ruthmark99

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    Daniel,
    Thanks for the link. I downloaded SmartBootManager but I don't know enough to know how to use it. I've lived a sheltered life. I'll keep working on it.
     
  5. ruthmark99

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    Red Hat was saying to do what you're said about the boot diskette info being on the first CD...and right now, that's over my head. Thanks.
     
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    I believe what you want to do with SmartBootManager is download the file sbminst.exe from their site. Then open a command window, change directory to the download location and issue:

    sbminst -t us -d 0


    That will give you a US themed installation on your floppy drive.

    HTH
     
  7. saikee

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    Don't know if this help or not but the free Dos 7.10 comes with Grub as the boot loader.

    You can make a Super boot floppy disk from the provide image and one of the boot options is to boot from a CD. There is a file cdboot.bs I think that Grub actually load from a floppy to pass the booting to a CD drive. It certainly works in my case.

    Basically the PC boots up a Grub menu from a Dos 7.10 floppy. From the menu you choose CD drive and the controll is passed to whatever available in the CD drive.

    Seems a long shot to do something every BIOS supposed to do it by default.
     
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