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Originally Posted by hex http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/index.php3?body=download.html i think the link is broken ... it gives 404 not found... another good program ive been using is http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm its a bootable floppy that ...
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    Re: i found a great program for booting from a cd


    Quote Originally Posted by hex
    http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/index.php3?body=download.html
    i think the link is broken ... it gives 404 not found...

    another good program ive been using is http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

    its a bootable floppy that shows a boot list and lets u choose cdrom . hardrive, floppy and others.... worked great for me
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    Re: i found a great program for booting from a cd

    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    Quote Originally Posted by hex
    http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/index.php3?body=download.html
    i think the link is broken ... it gives 404 not found...

    another good program ive been using is http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

    its a bootable floppy that shows a boot list and lets u choose cdrom . hardrive, floppy and others.... worked great for me
    Look 4 posts above

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    ibm 760xd smart boot manager and slackware 10.1

    I got the boot manager installed and it works perfectly. Only thing when I complete the install of slack booting dies. If I try lilo during install lilo just errors out when it tries to write mrb, HD or other options. As the laptop can only use the cdrom and floppy at the same time i cant put the floppy back in to creat a boot floppy disk for the install. You said redhat when in fine, how are you booting it?

    !!!!UPDATE!!!!

    Well my thought of "if i ask for help ill probably figure it out immediatly". Using sbminst to boot to cdrom then manually booting the kernel on the HD from the "boot:" prompt off the cd brought me into my fresh install. Hopefully this will help other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anand
    Guys you can try XOSL.
    Its stable, I use it since a year or two.
    sbminst.
    i.e. Smart boot manager is the thing it uses in back end for booting a cdrom/floppy.
    XOSL has a great interface!
    Regards,
    Anand.
    Yes, it's a great loader, the interface is very friendly too.

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    Re

    this is my problem,
    Got a Thinkpad 600, xp running on it, networked over a wireless card, No floppy driver but do have a CD-rom drive but does not boot from the Bios.
    I have been thinking about Installing a distro over the network as a solution, I got a Suse Box running on dual Boot with XP on my MasterDesktop, a Dell laptop running Rhat Fedora core4 on D/B with XP and this Thinkpad.
    is there any one who got any idea how to install this over the net. or maybe somekind of solution to suggest!!!
    thx for your reply.

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    Re:

    Problem solved at the end,

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    Cool USB program?

    Is there a program/floppy that will allow you to boot from a USB if your computer doesnt have support? Thanks

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    I found this article with RE: Booting from a USB Device.

    http://www.hddsaver.com/content/18/index.html

    I havn't yet tried it out myself yet, but I am hoping it's good.
    That's my two pence worth.

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