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View Full Version : A boot floppy to boot CD?



MattJakel
12-02-2004, 11:49 PM
When trying to boot a Linux Live CD on a school computer, I ran into a bit of a problem. The boot order in the BIOS is Floppy, HD, CD... and you need a password to change anything. So what I need is a bootable floppy that tells the system to boot the CD. How would I go about making this (or is there an image that I can download to do it)? If it's complicated, can someone point me to a website explaining how to do it? I googled it but failed to find anything.

Thanks,
Matt

Basscyst
12-03-2004, 12:25 AM
I could be wrong, but I don't think it works that way. If you have a true educational need to run the software, and it meets the school standards as acceptable practice. Contact you network administrator to see what they can do for you. That's really your best bet.

Basscyst

MattJakel
12-03-2004, 03:42 AM
Well I don't think my reasons would qualify for them... It would help me do some work in programming class quicker, easier, and more effectively, but I have a feeling the administrator's not going to go for that... So you think it's not possible to boot a CD from a floppy? I have no experience at all in boot disks, so this may be a really dumb question.

Thanks again,
Matt

Jason
12-03-2004, 06:32 PM
you might be better off running a linux emulator under the windows operating system like cygwin or something. Admins don't get upset about that stuff...


Jason

MattJakel
12-04-2004, 06:15 AM
Hmm... I'll think about that.

Thanks,
Matt



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