On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 10:58:41PM +0000, David Ryan wrote:
> What is the best way to use the BBC with an old machine which cannot
> boot from CD ?
>> I presume it can be done by booting from floppy. mounting the CD and
> then taking it from there, but can anyone give me an idea of how I go
> about this ?
This is easy-peasy lemon squeezy :-) Put the file lnx.img (which is an
image of a syslinux floppy) from the CD onto a floppy by e.g.
dd if=/cdrom/lnx.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=100k
on some other machine then put the CD into the drive on the machine ou want
to boot, and boot from the floppy. This will work if your CD is an ATAPI CD
and it will also work with a CD attached to one of the supported SCSI
controllers although I don't remember what these are :-( Get back to me if
your CD is non ATAPI and tell me what it is.
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