Loading FC-2 on a computer that won't boot from CDROM
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Aug 15 20:13:22 UTC 2004
Robert B. McCown wrote:
> I have FC=1 successfully running on a Dell Optiplex GXi that will not
> boot from the CDROM. This is an old machine that works well but the
> BIOS won't let me boot from CDROM. I tried the FC1 boot disk, no joy,
> it won'd recognize the FC2 CD. I have searched for two weeks for how to
> fool my old computer into booting from CDROM, again no joy.
> Besides buying a new computer, upgrading the BIOS, or buying a USB ren
> device, have you suggestions?
Why not download the ISOs to hard disk (using Ethernet or WiFi),
and boot that way?
First "mount -o loop FC*.iso /mnt/floppy"
and copy the files in the /mnt/floppy/isolinux directory
to (say) /boot/fedora , and add a grub entry to boot from that.
This is my grub entry:
title Fedora Core Boot
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