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Thread: Getting Ubuntu running on an old laptop, interesting restrictions

  1. #11
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    Re: Getting Ubuntu running on an old laptop, interesting restrictions

    ddarz,
    Why don't you use http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ to create a
    USB Flash Drive that should be able to boot from USB. You can do this
    on any computer.

    http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html#plpcfgbt

    To build a boot floppy go to the above link and download the (plpbt.bin) file
    in Section #7.

    Use the following command to build the floppy:
    Code:
    dd if=/home/login/ppbt.bin of=/dev/fd0
    Then boot from foppy, and select USB from the menu which will boot
    the USB Flash drive.

    I tested it on my old Compaq Presario 1672 with DSL 4.4.9

    lk
    Last edited by lkraemer; December 22nd, 2009 at 01:30 PM.

  2. #12
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    Re: Getting Ubuntu running on an old laptop, interesting restrictions

    Hi all

    I finally got it to work

    after the puppy linux forum was back up managed to make a wakepup boot floppy that was able to see the USB cd rom!!! It was smooth sailing from there!

    Thank you for all your help guys!

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