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Re: linux-unbootable-cdrom



On Monday 03 May 2004 13:59, jonas2 optimum2 mii lt wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> I am responding to:
> "Fedora Core 2 test3 Available!
> Notable changes in this release include:
> - The 'CD1 won't boot' issue appears to be resolved. Any reports of
>   continued failure are certainly appreciated."
> 
> This is very good news for those using linux-bootable CDROM.
> Attached tables show that most of Intel main boards are not
> linux compatible and many Intel BIOS drivers  consider the linux boot
> CDROM
> just as
> a CDROM.
> My Intel Desktop Board D845BG featuring Intel Express Installer
> belongs to
> this category
> and so many of my students PC.
> 
> Before kernel 2.6 that was no problem because
> boot-floppies  were doing the job.
> 
> A  solution now seems  to develop a sort of two-floppy
> boot system.
> That  will  help  people without linux-bootable CDROM's
> or similar devices.
> It would be usefull for others, too,
> because  floppy-boot is very simple and
> convenient.
> 
> Best regards
> Jonas Mockus
    There is sbm - smart boot manager (I think debian ships with it)
which is able to boot from CD. For me it always worked, but I have not
tryed it with FC2t3. Check http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/, it uses
about 30Kbytes from the floppy. If this works, I see no need to have
boot floppy with anything else on it.

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