Rescue from a floppy?

Bob Chiodini chiodr at
Wed Jul 21 13:54:52 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 09:43, Lemke, Wesley wrote:
> Yes, I've tried floppy 1st, cd 2nd, hd 3rd, and cd 1st, floppy 2nd, hd
> 3rd.  They both seem to skip the cd.

Can you read the CD when Fedora is running?  Did anything change in the
H/W config since installation?  Is the CD detected by the BIOS at boot

I had a machine with a CD-RW and a DVD drive, but only the DVD could be
used as a boot device, even though it was detected after the CD-RW and
worked fine once Linux was running.  Since replacing the CD-RW with a
DVD/RW both drives are bootable.  In my case, and maybe yours, the drive
just did not seem to "like" media, for booting.

If your motherboard is new enough (or at least the BIOS), can you boot
from a USB solid-state drive?


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