mischief wrote:it sounds like you need PLoP boot manager.
you can here it here -> http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
just write the floppy image to a floppy disk, and then you can chain boot to the CD drive.
i have a system that doesn't boot to usb but has a floppy drive, so i just load PLoP and tell it to boot to usb
mischief wrote:you might consider using GRUB/SuperGRUB instead, but it is much more difficult to use.
you might also consider using Puppy Linux, which is targeted at older machines.
zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdX
mount /dev/sdX# /mnt/flashdrive
Goatboy wrote:You've been really helpful, and I really appreciate it. The only problem is, the laptop is so old that its BIOS only supports floppy or HD booting...
Small and Floppy-based Linux Distributions
aNewHobby4me wrote:Goatboy wrote:You've been really helpful, and I really appreciate it. The only problem is, the laptop is so old that its BIOS only supports floppy or HD booting...
It was just a quick search, but one of these distros might work for you. Scroll down a bit and you wills see:Small and Floppy-based Linux Distributions
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