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Old 03-12-2003, 03:59 AM   #1
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Boot Floppy to boot from cdrom?

Is it possible to create a floppy disk that would enable me to boot a bootable cd-rom at startup? I have no access to the BIOS, where I could change the boot sequence. It's password protected. I want to run KNOPPIX on a school network.
Old 03-12-2003, 07:00 AM   #2
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The Knoppix website says there should be a knoppix/boot.img file on the CD. Write that to a floppy with dd in Linux, or rawrite in Windows. That makes a boot floppy that will look for the CD to load.
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Thanks! One place I forgot to look... I'm an idiot.


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