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Old 10-16-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Boot from a usb CD-ROM

Hello, guys! I have got a kinda old Sony laptop here. It has an internal floppy drive but no CD-ROM. And the only way I can attach a CD-ROM to it is through a usb port. I want to format away windows ME on it and do a fresh install. Now the question is, how do I boot from the usb CD-ROM or access the usb CD-ROM through a boot floppy?

Old 10-16-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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I know that mandrake has a bootfloppy image for installing from a USB cd-rom. There probably is one for your distro too. Maybe on the CDs or somewhere on the net.


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