Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
Andreas Gredler <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 02:17:08PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
>> On Sunday 12 June 2005 09:14, Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > Some older BIOSes don't allow booting from CD-ROM, let alone netbooting or
>> It's easy to solve the problem of a BIOS that doesn't support booting from
>> CD-ROM. You have a boot loader on a floppy disk that loads the kernel and
>> initrd from CD.
> This is of course a good workaround. But this floppies have to be
> available. Does debian have such floppies?
>> People who have really old hardware should ask at their local LUG if someone
>> has any unused computers that they don't need. I've offered quite a few old
>> computers for free to members of my LUG. Recently I offered a P3-800 machine
>> with broken PSU and a Pentium 200 machine that was fully operational and
>> found no-one who wanted them. It seems that at my LUG there's no-one who has
>> lesser hardware.
> I've seen a lot of servers for small companies, which are older ;-(
> greets Jimmy
The i386 CD images contain a floppy image of the smart boot manager
(sbm) that allows you to boot cdroms on hardware that doesn't.