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Thread: Boot a Xubuntu using a floppy drive.

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    Boot a Xubuntu using a floppy drive.

    Hello all,

    I have been scouring the internet to find an answer to my problem. Here it is. I have an old computer that doesn't have a hard drive, I have Xubuntu installed on a usb stick, I can't boot from a usb, but I can boot from a floppy. I want to boot a floppy that can in turn load Xubuntu from the usb stick. I have searched all over, but found nothing that worked for me. The only thing I found that I think would probably work is making a floppy with minimal linux on it that would be able to boot from the usb stick, but I haven't been able to find any straight forward answer as to how I would do that. So, if anyone has any ideas how this could work please let me know.

    --Tyler

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    Re: Boot a Xubuntu using a floppy drive.

    Cheesemill

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    Re: Boot a Xubuntu using a floppy drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Actually I've already tried PLOP, and it says that there is "No boot device found." . From that I found out that PLOP doesn't support booting from a usb hub, which I'm kinda confused about the difference in a hub and a port, I guess you would call it. Thanks for your help anyway.

    --Tyler

    Edit: I just tried Plopkexec and it worked perfectly.
    Last edited by Whitehatyoyoer; July 3rd, 2012 at 01:52 AM.

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