LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
not_hed
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: mint
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 0
boot any usb distro from floppy


I have an old laptop I'd like to try Bodhi linux on from a usb stick. I've got it installed running on a newer laptop so I know the usb install works. I've searched considerably & haven't found the dummy version of how to boot any distro on usb from a floppy. I have used a DSL floppy to boot Damn small on usb. Is there an easy way to boot Bodhi or any other linux distro that is on usb using the same floppy? I type dsl fromusb to get damnsmall to run. Bodhi fromusb doesn't work. thanks

edit: this looks promising. any ideas are still appreciated. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

Last edited by not_hed; 03-22-2011 at 11:15 PM. Reason: may have found the solution
 
Old 03-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
rokytnji
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 15 , Slackel 14.1, ChromeOS
Posts: 4,702
Blog Entries: 19

Rep: Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960Reputation: 1960
You can make a USB boot floppy from http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16822...-wont-let-you/

Last edited by rokytnji; 03-22-2011 at 11:18 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot floppy that tells computer to boot USB drive? General Debian 23 02-19-2014 10:55 PM
Distro on Floppy for detecting USB anupamsr Linux - Hardware 13 05-05-2008 10:15 AM
Installing a distro with no cd/floppy/usb drive spudtheimpaler Linux - General 5 03-01-2007 04:11 AM
Emulate USB floppy to boot from USB.. feasible? Q4U Linux - Hardware 1 01-31-2007 04:24 PM
how to create a boot cd for floppy based distro gnukish Linux - General 2 04-18-2005 12:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration