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Author Topic: Would this boot VL?  (Read 1933 times)
Windozer
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« on: November 24, 2008, 06:42:09 pm »

This looks cool, like useable for older, uncooperative boxes, but it's meant for slackware... so I'm not sure how / if it would work... looks like it just expects an iso image ...

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-current/isolinux/sbootmgr/README.TXT

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 06:59:47 pm »

It might but why would you want it? VL provides the lilo boot manager which works fine, unless of course it is because your BIOS can't boot CDROM drives?
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 07:41:15 pm »

if you have an old box that does not boot  cd...I used this boot floppy...smart boot manager...to bad it does not boot usb
I used rawrite on win95 to copy the img to floppy
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 03:58:27 pm »

Thanks, Iagagnon and Overthere.

Yes, I've got a couple of old boxes that I'd like to boot from CD, but their bios'es are indeed pre-historic.  One had a new enough :? bios that allowed for downloadable updates - I was amazed to find one. It seemed to install, but on boot up, the box became a toaster!

Oh well, next...

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 05:16:55 pm »

bin der dun dat...hopefully the boot disk will work on another
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 06:36:34 pm »

If you're installing to an ancient machine with a non-bootable CD-ROM the easiest way to do that (assuming the machine has an old Linux version on it) is to run the vinstall-cd script that comes on the iso.  I've done this sort of an installation and it works extremely well.

If the machine has DOS/Windows you can simply copy the kernel and initrd which contains the installed to your DOS/Windows partition and use loadlin to launch the installation.

Thsoe two methods are by far the easiest for launching an install on old hardware.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 06:53:32 pm »

[...] run the vinstall-cd script that comes on the iso.  [...]

Caitlyn, you must be telepathic ... I was literally reading about vinstall 1) while you were writing your helpful reply. Thanks!

... and now, could you please tell me what number I'm thinking...  Grin

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1) "VL 5.9 Lite - floppy boot to CD not working": http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7110.0
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 07:08:51 am »

To heck with what number you're thinking WinDoze! If she's really telepathic/clairvoyant I'd like the PowerBall Lotto numbers! (And I'll share, 75% Caitlyn/25% moi! LOL!) Wink

Sorry, I simply could NOT resist...

Amicalement/Cheers!

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 08:24:40 pm »

LOL!

(And I'll share, 75% Caitlyn/25% moi! LOL!)

How about spreading the wealth a bit Eyes-Only?

75% Caitlyn, 10% you, 14.5% Vector, and a humble 0.5% for me brokering the idea? Roll Eyes

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