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ah pook
May 3rd, 2008, 09:57 PM
ok. I have a spare 60 gig HD, and a spare CPU. What the best way, considering
there's no CDROM, and no USB to boot from. Can I d/l to an unused HD, install that to an unused box, and get it to boot>

DBrocks
May 3rd, 2008, 09:59 PM
CDroms are like ridiculusly cheap. Only about 15 bucks for a bare minimum.

ah pook
May 3rd, 2008, 10:04 PM
for some reason the CDRON won't boot. any ideas?

DBrocks
May 3rd, 2008, 10:09 PM
Can you get into your BIOS and change the boot order?

And do you have another working machine? If so, what OS is it?

ah pook
May 3rd, 2008, 10:19 PM
yeah, I have a happily working AMD running Ubuntu, with 4 HD's. two of which are blank. I want to take one 38 HD and put XUbuntu on it and boot a CPU, and I'm not sure how to do that...

DBrocks
May 3rd, 2008, 10:26 PM
Okay, scrape up a floppy (may be difficult :lolflag:) (I am assuming you have a floppy drive in your AMD). Slap that old floppy disk into the drive. Now, download sbm.bin from here: http://www.filewatcher.com/m/sbm.bin.1474560.0.0.html. (http://www.filewatcher.com/m/sbm.bin.1474560.0.0.html)

This is an image for a floppy that will allow you to boot to the cd, no matter how old your bios is. Open up a terminal and type:

sudo dd if=Path/To/sbm.bin of=/dev/fd0

Pop out your floppy, stick the HDD into the old machine. Put the xubuntu CD into the old machine, and the floppy into the old machine, and Boot!

DBrocks
May 3rd, 2008, 10:50 PM
Bump. How did it go?
(Sorry, I am a very impatient person :lolflag:)