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Old 12-12-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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UGGG, need to boot from floppy for FC Install


I just got a really crappy old server (compaq proliant 800). This does not have conventional bios and cannot boot from CD unless it is made by compaq. I need to just boot from disk somehow then boot from CD. The problem is that FC has no real support (that I can find) for boot disks. All of their boot disks are larger than 1.44 mb. I found a redhat bootdisk.img, but I can't install FC from that can I? Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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That should probably work (the Red Hat boot floppy)--it should just boot up and throw you to the cd, whatever it is.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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but when I push enter it tries to enter redhat install instead of fedora.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 10:40 AM   #4
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Update

I got it to boot to dos with a cdrom drive. I Have loadlin on a floppy that I am using, but when I start loadlin, after reading from the CD is gives me the following messages:
Uncompressing Linux
Invalid Compressed format (err=2)

Any Ideas whats wrong?
 
  


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