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Old 04-25-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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How to boot flash drive via floppy?


I have problem with my laptop Samsung VM7000. The BIOS has a password on which I don't know. It has no HDD and the CD-ROM is damaged. I have a FDD floppy drive and two USB slots, they work (tested). To remove password I tried this but it didn't work.

Then I've found a Linux based password cracker but, since my cd drive is dead, I can't launch it. I can write it on a flashdrive, but my laptop is not booting from flash, so I have to make a floppy-boot-disc to boot flash via floppy, but how?

I'm newbie in Linux and don't understand all OS nuances, so, please explain solution step by step.
I will really appreciate it,
Than you!
Old 04-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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You could try resetting the bios password by removing the battery or pin for 30 seconds. Of course, you need to open the case.

Your situation is bleak, no HHD, a busted cdrom and no way to change the boot order, what you need is a boot disk to boot cdroms and usb sticks.

There may be other websites offering similar approaches for your situation. Just google it and see what it out there.

Last edited by dv502; 04-25-2010 at 09:06 AM.
Old 04-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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Plpbt boot manager allows one to boot usb on older computers here is a link to another post about putting plpbt manager on a flopppy.


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