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Re: Boot floppies of RC1 broken for VAIO laptop

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 06:36:13PM +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> Am Samstag, 2. Dezember 2006 15:47 schrieb Douglas Tutty:
> > On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 01:03:15PM +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > > Am Samstag, 2. Dezember 2006 10:40 schrieben Sie:
> > > > On Friday 01 December 2006 23:05, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > If your box supports booting from a USB floppy, would it boot from a USB
> > stick?  If so forget about floppies and make a USB (hd-media) install
> > and put the netinst.iso on the stick.  It works great.  Instructions are
> > in the installation manual.
> Hmm....good point, but I would be surprised, if booting from an usb stick 
> would work. It explicitly says in the BIOS floppy, there is no usb stick 
> option. I would be surprised, if an usb stick and a floppy image look 
> identical for the laptop (except the capacity).
> PXE does not work either. The vaio can boot from (USB) floppy drive, 
> (expensive bootable Sony) ATAPI CDDRIVE, hdd. 
Can it boot a grub-disk floppy?

Can you burn a CD?  Or, on that nice hdd, make a 256 MB (or 1 GB if its
a large disk) partition.  Put the hd-media and the netinst.iso there
following the long-way instructions for the hd-media.  Boot that
partition and you're away.

Once things are installed, turn that partition into extra swap.

Good luck.


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