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Old 02-14-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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Booting from floppy


I have a very old computer. It is a 486, with no OS on it. It cannot boot from a CD. That means I need to make a floppy. How do I do this?(in Windows terms,please. I am burning to Floppy on my other comp) Obviously, a floppy cant fit the whole OS, so what do I need to load on there??? Please let me know.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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"Obviously, a floppy cant fit the whole OS, so what do I need to load on there???"

Actually it can. You can start by creating a floppy containing tomsrtbt. That will give you an OS to start with.

http://www.toms.net/rb/

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Old 02-14-2005, 09:33 PM   #3
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you could use some sort of "Smart Boot" thingy, it's free and it fits on a floppy. It "tricks" your computer into booting from the cdrom drive, it might work, cause it worked for me when I was installing onto a computer without cdrom boot.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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Where do I get this "Smart Boot" thingy?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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sorry, havn't got back on in a while

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