Re: Boot floppies of RC1 broken for VAIO laptop
Am Samstag, 2. Dezember 2006 22:24 schrieb Douglas Tutty:
> 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.
thanks for the reply. What is a grub-disk? I think all other steps sound
promising (I could probably even use the partition used right now as swap).
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