Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-03-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Boot Manager on CD-ROM

Hi all,

I would like to have a boot manager on CDROM, similar to a boot floppy with lilo, grub, etc, but on CD. I want to install Linux on my company's laptop and boot on Linux with the CD, because it does not have floppy drive and I don't want to touch MBR so the people doesn't know there is another operating system on the laptop.

I hope I'm clear with the question )

Thanks a lot

Old 12-03-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,987

Rep: Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388
Check out this link on how to make a boot cd to boot your linux distro:

It's geared to mandrake but you should be able to adapt it for any linux distro. The technique simulates a 2.88MB floppy on a cd because most of todays kernels are too big to fit on a standard 1.44MB floppy. You can do your install, make your boot cd, check to make sure it works then restore your windows bootloader and no one will know. When you want to boot linux, just pop in your cd.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smart Boot Manager wont boot dos on logical part. AlanL Linux - Software 5 09-01-2005 12:25 AM
cloning both partitions, dual boot system, master boot record, logical volume manager saranga2000 Linux - Hardware 3 01-10-2005 11:04 AM
windows2000 boot manager (boot.ini) Thomas_Delrue Linux - Newbie 6 08-31-2004 11:18 AM
Dual boot for Redhat 9 and Solaris 9 boot manager problems steve_2010 Red Hat 1 01-30-2004 09:14 PM
DVD-ROM/CD-ROM unable to recognize debain boot CD gottfried Linux - Newbie 2 01-20-2004 12:39 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration