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From: Tom <uebershark@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Boot via floppy from cdrom
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 01:32:21
Message-Id: 20090326023249.15d44445@ViciousVincent
Hi

I had a very un-nice evening, trying to get my system back into a
usable state, which I eventually managed, but that is another story.

It made me realise I need a way to be able to use my cdrom drive to
boot cds.
Let me explain before you say 'huuhh!?'
I bought a new dvdwriter a couple of weeks ago, and ever since I am no
longer able to boot from cd (using that drive, its SATA). It seems its a
bios bug or something, I even contacted the vendor (ASRock) and they
sent me an updated flash image, which I was sofar unable to install,
for some strange obscure reason.(I generally do know how to flash
bioses, and strangely the 'official' bios images from their site work,
just not the one support sent me, they are now offering to send me a
pre-burnt bios chip, but I'm slighly reluctant to go that road...)

So now I'm basically thinking to myself, ok, I have a floppy drive, so
what I need is a floppy disk, with a small kernel and my sata-chipset
driver and some mechanism for then booting of a (bootable)cd lying
ready in my drive.

So, any ideas how to do something like this? Maybe something ready
made, or a convenient script.

Everything I found regarding this, was using 2.3 kernels and were
generally out of date  :(

Tom

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Boot via floppy from cdrom Albert Hopkins <marduk@×××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] Boot via floppy from cdrom Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] Boot via floppy from cdrom Michael Sullivan <msulli1355@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Boot via floppy from cdrom Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>