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Old 08-28-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Simple Problem Installing DSL


I'm sure the answer is easy, I just can't find it.

I've got an old box with no USB, and a BIOS which can not boot from CD-ROM.

It does have a CD-ROM drive, and it can boot from floppy.

Is there a boot floppy out there that would let me access my already burned DSLinux CD and install onto the hard drive?
 
Old 08-28-2006, 09:54 AM   #2
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Have a look at Smart Boot Manager. Here is a link.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/

I've used this on an old IBM Aptiva to boot live linux CD's and it worked for me.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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The best bet is to go here

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...small/current/

dsl's current directory and download the bootfloppy.img and use rawrite from dos to copy to a floppy disk. this will boot dsl cd..hope that helps

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Old 08-28-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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camorri: Thanks for that link! That program will certainly be useful in future old machine installs I plan to do... however, it did not work in this case, because the CD-ROM is connected via a SCSI controller (remember when everybody was gay for SCSI?) and SBM couldn't detect it.

thisbl3: I forgot to mention that I've used that before. It doesn't work on the machine I'm testing it on: it just hangs up. We're talking a Pentium I here, with a SCSI hard drive and CD-ROM... I don't know if that's the issue or not...

That being said, I did manage to "trick" the SCSISelect Utility installed on the machine into thinking the BIOS was set to boot the CD-ROM first (even though the BIOS has no idea there's a CD-ROM connected at all).

So I was able to boot the CD!

But now I'm getting a "Knoppix filesystem not found" message... Time to go forum searching...
 
Old 08-30-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RAdams

But now I'm getting a "Knoppix filesystem not found" message... Time to go forum searching...
Hmmm. I run RH at work and home. I got a Knoppix cd from a coworker and was looking for a Knoppix distro forum. None to be found here. So I take a gander at DSL and see the line above. Are DSL and Knoppix the same thing and I just have not gotten the word?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hmmm. I run RH at work and home. I got a Knoppix cd from a coworker and was looking for a Knoppix distro forum. None to be found here. So I take a gander at DSL and see the line above. Are DSL and Knoppix the same thing and I just have not gotten the word?
DSL utilizes the KNOPPIX basic framework to create a 50MB Linux Distribution. DSL could be said to be a fork (more accurately a stepchild) of KNOPPIX, but it is not equivelent to it.

For more information, see www.damnsmalllinux.org.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 03:19 PM   #7
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was looking for a Knoppix distro forum. None to be found here.
Here is the Knoppix forum. http://www.knoppix.net/forum/
 
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