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Old 12-30-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation Boot Linux live cd though floppy


Greetings, i'm an xbox modder who use's a linux live cd to mod the xbox. Well some of the modders on our forums don't have a bios option to load the cdrom.. We use ISO linux as a boot loader to load the diffrent kernals.. Well is there a way we could use a small linux (floppy) distro to mount the cd rom and run iso linux..

Because this is used to mod the xbox we cannot save anything to a hard drive.


Thanks,

Matt
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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Anyone please it would be a great help.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:45 AM   #3
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There's Smart Boot Manager, which I've used to boot CD's from old PC motherboards which struggled with CDs. Not sure about the Xbox - that's a bit hardcore for me

Oops, seem to have misread your post How 'bout tomsrtbt?

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Old 01-01-2005, 05:05 AM   #4
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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There's Smart Boot Manager, which I've used to boot CD's from old PC motherboards which struggled with CDs. Not sure about the Xbox - that's a bit hardcore for me

Oops, seem to have misread your post How 'bout tomsrtbt?
Thanks for the help.. I had tired BTMGR before worked great for me but not so great for the noobs at the forums.
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=329642
I'm try tomsrbt.. Thanks

-Keo
 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:07 AM   #6
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Most distros have a makebootdisk command or mkrescue which will create a bootable floppy with the distros kernel. Usually you can even specify a kernel of your liking. Once you boot the floppy it's just a matter of a couple commands to switch to the cdrom.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
chroot /mnt/cdrom

Now you are working from the root of the cdrom. Everything should work just as if you had booted the cd, even startx should work.
 
  


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