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    BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Using Pentium 3 and the motherboard BIOS doesn't support CD Boot.

    How do I make it to boot or on a cd rom ?
    I do not plan to install ubuntu or other linux distro.
    Just wanted to test on a live cd.Such as Knoppix Linux and puppy linux.
    Having a floppy disk , how to I make it to boot at cd rom ?

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Hmm, if it doesn't support CD boot, then it probably doesn't support USB boot either, however, it would be worth a looksee in the BIOS boot sequence setting. The problem with booting off a floppy disk is that they are too small for anything serious these days.

    If it was me, then I would try to upgrade the BIOS - look at the manufacturer web site for an upgrade.

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    The pc was like 8 years ago doubt they still keep the bios.

    I seriously wanted to create a bootable floppy disk to boot on the cd rom.
    Having problem with window 98 which i can't go online.Wanted to diagnostic whether it's win98 driver problem or network card problem.
    So the solution is to run a livecd to test without install it.

    My previous thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1011901

    Thank you
    Last edited by ubfu; December 16th, 2008 at 08:03 PM.

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfu View Post
    Using Pentium 3 and the motherboard BIOS doesn't support CD Boot.

    How do I make it to boot or on a cd rom ?
    I do not plan to install ubuntu or other linux distro.
    Just wanted to test on a live cd.Such as Knoppix Linux and puppy linux.
    Having a floppy disk , how to I make it to boot at cd rom ?
    You might want to try this site:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SmartBootManager

    After thought; if you're planning on running Puppy Linux, you can use WakePup to boot from a floppy.

    Bill
    Last edited by MrWES; December 16th, 2008 at 08:15 PM.
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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWES View Post
    You might want to try this site:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SmartBootManager

    After thought; if you're planning on running Puppy Linux, you can use WakePup to boot from a floppy.

    Bill
    Thanks , went to smartbootmanager link .So which one is the correct file to download
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...lease_id=25481

    btmgr-3.7-1.i386.rpm Mirror 327814 i386
    btmgr-3.7-1.src.rpm Mirror 195409 i386
    btmgr-3.7-1.tar.gz Mirror 193090 i386
    sbminst Mirror 41220 i386
    sbminst.exe Mirror 69612 i386
    themes-3.7.tgz Mirror 30334 i386
    user-guide-3.7.tgz Mirror 37796 i386


    Went and found wakepup2 http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...=122924#122924 but how do I insert it into the floppy disk ?

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfu View Post
    Thanks , went to smartbootmanager link .So which one is the correct file to download
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...lease_id=25481

    btmgr-3.7-1.i386.rpm Mirror 327814 i386
    btmgr-3.7-1.src.rpm Mirror 195409 i386
    btmgr-3.7-1.tar.gz Mirror 193090 i386
    sbminst Mirror 41220 i386
    sbminst.exe Mirror 69612 i386
    themes-3.7.tgz Mirror 30334 i386
    user-guide-3.7.tgz Mirror 37796 i386


    Went and found wakepup2 http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...=122924#122924 but how do I insert it into the floppy disk ?
    Sorry any help here ?

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfu View Post
    Sorry any help here ?

    its probably a .img file of a floppy, you need to get a floppy disk image writer.

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbiggbrain View Post
    its probably a .img file of a floppy, you need to get a floppy disk image writer.
    Between this 2 which one I should download ?

    btmgr-3.7-1.i386.rpm
    or
    btmgr-3.7-1.src.rpm ?
    What is src ?

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    I would really have a good look at your bios again. The last time I saw a computer that wouldn't boot from a cd-rom was some of the early pentium 1 motherboards. If you are missing the cd-rom boot option, you probably have a corrupted bios, which could lead to other problems. I would reset the bios and check again. You can reset the bios by using the shorting jumper on the motherboard, or remove the battery for about 5 minutes.

    Jim

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    Re: BIOS doesn't support CD Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfu View Post
    Between this 2 which one I should download ?

    btmgr-3.7-1.i386.rpm
    or
    btmgr-3.7-1.src.rpm ?
    What is src ?
    FYI: src stands for source, it means the file contains source code (and probably a makefile if its a program) to put it simple, its the actual programing code, if you wanted to setup, compile, and enhance a program for yourself or others, this would be the option... otherwise you want to go with the version that works best for your processor 386/486/586/686/x86_64

    now if you have the ubuntu install cd then you can look under

    /install/sbm.bin

    copy this to c:/linboot/ (make it if you have too)

    the download and setup rawwrite (might be a command line only program) set it up under c:/linboot/ where all the files exstract to c:/linboot/ not a subfolder (like c:/linboot/rawwrite/)

    XP: start >> run >> "cmd"

    vista start >> (searchbox = cmd >> enter)

    the command prompt should load,

    type:
    Code:
    cd c:/linboot/
    
    format a:
    
    rawrite -f sbm.bin
    the reason iv asked you to it it this way is that all the versions youv given me, well not linux specific (tar.gz CAN techicly be opened by some windows programs) are linux centric. well the version o the cd, already uncompressed will work far better and easier for you

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