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Old 04-25-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
SandyK
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How to boot flash drive via floppy?


Hello!

I have problem with my laptop Samsung VM7000. The BIOS has a password on which I don't know. It has no HDD and the CD-ROM is damaged. I have a FDD floppy drive and two USB slots, they work (tested). To remove password I tried this http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/...ered-bios.html but it didn't work.

Then I've found a Linux based password cracker http://www.pccmos.com/ but, since my cd drive is dead, I can't launch it. I can write it on a flashdrive, but my laptop is not booting from flash, so I have to make a floppy-boot-disc to boot flash via floppy, but how?

I'm newbie in Linux and don't understand all OS nuances, so, please explain solution step by step.
I will really appreciate it,
Than you!
 
Old 04-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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You could try resetting the bios password by removing the battery or pin for 30 seconds. Of course, you need to open the case.

Your situation is bleak, no HHD, a busted cdrom and no way to change the boot order, what you need is a boot disk to boot cdroms and usb sticks.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/use-a-f...endrive-linux/

There may be other websites offering similar approaches for your situation. Just google it and see what it out there.

Last edited by dv502; 04-25-2010 at 09:06 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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Plpbt boot manager allows one to boot usb on older computers here is a link to another post about putting plpbt manager on a flopppy.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...anager-779779/
 
  


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