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Old 01-30-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Emulate USB floppy to boot from USB.. feasible?

I own an old, but still very useful laptop (Toshiba Portege 3490CT) running Kubuntu 6.06 LTS.

It can not boot from a USB stick, but only from a USB floppy or a PCMCIA CDROM (as well as from the HDD, of course).

I would like to be able to boot from a USB stick by tricking the system into believing that the USB stick is a USB floppy with a bootable USB floppy in it... is it feasible? How can it be done?

I know, perhaps it's a hard and unusual question.

If you have some pointers or an idea that might work, even if not the complete solution, please post.


Old 01-31-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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This looks kind of long-winded and convoluted... and you may need to start with a floppy disk anyway... but have you tried this?


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