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Re: install in asony laptop vaio c1ve without cd-rom

On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 12:45:07AM +0100, GENIS MADRIA JOSEP wrote:
> Hello, i need help with installing debian in the vaio sony c1ve. There was an error option but it was too expensive.. I didn't buy the sony cd-rom to boot. 
Who needs this anyway ? :)

> I first tried to install using loadlin but i could't beucause the laptop coming from sony preinstaled with win millenium (with f8 in start there's no posibility to boot in dos mode.
Oh boy. M$ should get shot for this decision to abandon DOS boot ;-)
Check www.google.com for descriptions on how to get rid of this restriction
(e.g. "Windows millennium F8 DOS").
Somebody told me that you just have to edit an init config file
(most likely C:\MSDOS.SYS) in order to reactivate DOS boot support.

> My second option was using a rescue floppy with a 2.4.1 kernel (because the floppy device to boot is a usb-floppy) and install using the hard disk option, but i also could't . I don't know how to pass the right boot parameters at startup to mount the root-floppy.
It's usually
<image> root=/dev/XXX
Linux root=/dev/fd0

But I guess I'm wrong with this. Your problem is how to get the *USB* floppy
to work for booting it, right ?
I guess I don't have a single idea then...

Andreas Mohr

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