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Panasonic CF-27..how to install new OS?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by twthomas, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. twthomas

    twthomas Thread Starter

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    Gentlemen,

    I have apparently discovered the sole incarnation of a mobius strip in software from.

    I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 that needs a OS change. My local IM geeks wiped everything from it because it was "no longer network compatible".

    Here's my problem. It could be a nice toss-around PC for field work if it had an OS however it no longer does.
    Here's the never ending problem:
    It has a removeable FDD bay and 1 CD drive and 1 Floppy. Both will not fit at once and ME and XP
    will not allow me to make the C: drive a bootable drive. Therefore I cannot boot with a boot disk and run setup from the CD...

    Confused? So am I.

    Anyone have any idea how to put a modern OS on a laptop with one 1 drive capability?

    By the way: I actually thought that ME was bootable but it doesn't act like it. Is it supposed to be?

    Thanks. I need to go iron my pocket protecter now. :(
     
  2. cap2361

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    start with the floppy drive and use the fdisk utility.. then reboot and format c: after format is complete copy the bootdisk to the hard drive. this should enable you to then attach the cd and install os.
     
  3. cap2361

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    oh, I do have me on my pc. my disks are from gateway and it does not require a boot disk. I access external dos commands from the cd disk and write the disk to zero's then i fdisk and format all from the same cd.
     
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