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alderfc7 04-25-2009 12:22 PM

Boot a USB device through floppy in order to install LINUX
 
Hi, I have an old Toshiba tecra 8000 with P2 300Mhz, 256MB RAM external floppy and internal CD-ROM. I figured out that the internal CD-ROM is dead and that the system cannot boot from USB devices.

So my only chance to install linux on this thing is to connect an external HDD or DVD-ROM drive via usb. Then boot from a floppy disk that will allow me to start an installation from an external USB device.

Does anyone have any idea how this is possible?

Thanks in advance

mrclisdue 04-25-2009 12:33 PM

PLoP Bootmanager should allow you to boot from floppy, then hand off to a usb device:

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

cheers,

alderfc7 04-25-2009 05:22 PM

Thanks! It works perfectly.

linus72 04-25-2009 05:31 PM

Yes-I use PLOP on my Toshiba 7000CT and it works good-did notice it works better sometimes if u reboot then try to boot the usb,etc.

It's included in my MultiDistro-Magic-LiveCD, but I'm finishing the USB version now.


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