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I was wondering if anybody out there has any advice on creating a floppy disk that will tell the comp to boot from the cd drive upon start up. and ...
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    Question Trouble with creating floppy image for Linux install on legacy machines.


    I was wondering if anybody out there has any advice on creating a floppy disk that will tell the comp to boot from the cd drive upon start up. and yes this is an old machine; one of several that i have from the mid to late 90's. one of these machines has windoze 95 and i'd like to "upgrade" to a lightweight linux distro (or BSD, my fanatic buddy is insistent that i try it ). anyway, this old machine has no option for booting from the cdrom drive (which is quite necessary to install an OS). i've read (in many places) that a floppy can be written that basically tells the machine to refer to the cdrom for instructions... but nobody seems to care to mention how to do that. if somebody would be so gracious as to assist me in my endeavor, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks for taking the time to read this post, and thanks in advance for any/everything.

    ~~archery~~

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    Have you come across SmartBootManager?

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