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Old 08-29-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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How to boot a cdrom from a mobile USB cdrom (old bios, without usb boot)


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I have been trying plop floppy to boot a bootable cdrom from a mobile USB cdrom reader, but the usb cdrom are not recognized.

I was thinking that with grub or grub2 or syslinux that would be possible, no ?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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I was thinking that with grub or grub2 or syslinux that would be possible
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromUSB

http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/install.html

I know Puppy Linux also has a way to do a Wakepup Floppy that will boot and search for Puppy files to boot onto said computer.

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Old 08-29-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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You might try

http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/

as well.

My adventures with PLOP with AntiX as well below.

http://antix.freeforums.org/using-pl...boot%20manager

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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You might try

http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/

as well.

My adventures with PLOP with AntiX as well below.

http://antix.freeforums.org/using-pl...boot%20manager
- well

the problem with Smart BootManager : it has no USB support

the problem with plop : it has usb -yeap, but not compatible to USB mobile cdreader

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html#faq3
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The boot manager detect's my usb cdrom, but booting hangs

USB CD/DVD drives are not supported.
So :-( would you have any other alternative ?
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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So :-( would you have any other alternative ?
Sorry No. Did you read doplhin_oracles post in (last post)

http://antix.freeforums.org/using-pl...boot%20manager

Also. I included in post 2 some ideas. I have no need to try them since I have since sold my older Laptops and Now use Asus EEEPC Netbooks.
 
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There are many floppies out there (and cd's) that could be used too. Plop boot or I think slitaz's boot floppy will do it and more. Puppy and maybe dsl linux have them too.
 
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There are many floppies out there (and cd's) that could be used too.
well I do not think so visibly because they do not offer drivers for USB cdrom reader (on mobile cases, nor USB2IDE drivers, you see

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Plop boot or I think slitaz's boot floppy will do it and more.
Slitaz? - sounds new to me. I am seeking it ... Google ...


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Puppy and maybe dsl linux have them too.
- I do not follow
 
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Try the slitaz boot floppy then.

There are plenty of people that boot to a system that doesn't support usb boot to cd. One of the deals is that if your system is too old you may need to change isolinux/syslinux. Puppy linux has both versions for how old your system is. Puppy linux and dsl linux should both have floppies to boot to their distro's.

Pretty sure I did use plop to boot to a usb dvd drive. I'd bet a nickel that I used slitaz's too? I guess I could be wrong on that.

Think there is a way to boot to dos with old zip drive files that would then boot to a usb cd drive.

Might see if grub4dos/grub4nt would work too.

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Old 09-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #9
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Try the slitaz boot floppy then.

There are plenty of people that boot to a system that doesn't support usb boot to cd. One of the deals is that if your system is too old you may need to change isolinux/syslinux. Puppy linux has both versions for how old your system is. Puppy linux and dsl linux should both have floppies to boot to their distro's.

Pretty sure I did use plop to boot to a usb dvd drive. I'd bet a nickel that I used slitaz's too? I guess I could be wrong on that.

Think there is a way to boot to dos with old zip drive files that would then boot to a usb cd drive.

Might see if grub4dos/grub4nt would work too.
well puppy and damn small linux cna boot their own system from floppy disk.

I would like to make a new fresh install of LINUX, since the cdrom reader is broken ont hte old pc, I have to use a trick of using USB booting from bios from a cdrom located into a mobile usb2ide, where I put a cdrom reader.

Unfortunately I could not find anything that can boot it from floppy, ie floppy that has a driver for taht.

So sliatz I gonna try it, but if I recall well; I tried and it gave no reulsts
 
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I made a Pendrive with sarge like it was mentioned on sites;
but I get this error mssage at boot with PLOP boot floppy ...

any ideas ?
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File Type: png prob_install_debian.png (4.9 KB, 3 views)
 
Old 09-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #11
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I think we are back to the isolinux/syslinux deal.

Why not start with trying to get puppy or dsl to work then then start out from there? They were made for your system. There is one other distro but I think it is too new. It may be worth a read. Legacy OS.
 
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I think we are back to the isolinux/syslinux deal.

Why not start with trying to get puppy or dsl to work then then start out from there? They were made for your system. There is one other distro but I think it is too new. It may be worth a read. Legacy OS.
puppy linux is very slow on my machine: no way

I tried DSL but the kernel is not sufficient for a usb card readesr. I need a 2.6 kernel whihc is by debian;

I try this making pendrive but not working

tested "Copying the files - the more flexible way" : not working
results : blinking cursor at usb plop boot.


file://localhost/home/uploads/sarge/Installing%20Debian%20Sarge%20from%20a%20USB%20memory%20stick%20(USB%20key).html


it hangs at boot of usb pendrive as seeen above, booted with plop floppy

:~$ qemu -hda /dev/sdb # not working
:~$ qemu -hda /dev/sdb1 # working !!

but when I use the plop and the real PC i486, I get : same result as /dev/sdb above

so I did :

install-mbr /dev/sdb

and not working either

I would like to have linux !!

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #13
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If puppy is slow then you may have to settle for command line.

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