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Old 04-25-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Boot a USB device through floppy in order to install LINUX

Hi, I have an old Toshiba tecra 8000 with P2 300Mhz, 256MB RAM external floppy and internal CD-ROM. I figured out that the internal CD-ROM is dead and that the system cannot boot from USB devices.

So my only chance to install linux on this thing is to connect an external HDD or DVD-ROM drive via usb. Then boot from a floppy disk that will allow me to start an installation from an external USB device.

Does anyone have any idea how this is possible?

Thanks in advance
Old 04-25-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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PLoP Bootmanager should allow you to boot from floppy, then hand off to a usb device:

Old 04-25-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thanks! It works perfectly.
Old 04-25-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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Yes-I use PLOP on my Toshiba 7000CT and it works good-did notice it works better sometimes if u reboot then try to boot the usb,etc.

It's included in my MultiDistro-Magic-LiveCD, but I'm finishing the USB version now.


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