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Old 02-07-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
Toxyn
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Booting with GRUB/LILO using a floppy form an ISO on a USB device? :s


A little problem I was just pondering... Does anyone know if it is possible to boot a PC using a floppy with either GRUB or LILO on it, and have it boot an ISO located on a USB mass storage device?

A bit of a strange question, I know, but a google search didn't really help so I thought i'd ask LQ

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Hi

One way to do it, would be to make a floppy with DOS + Usb driver + loadlin. The hardest part is getting USB drivers for DOS that would work with any chipsets. Panasonic has made some that work with most chipsets, but the download page is all Japanese and I don't think you can re-distribute the driver. I don't think it's open source.

http://www.freedos.org/freedos/news/newsitem/149.html
 
  


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