Re: bootable usb zip disk
Another option is to netwrok boot. I used this to rescue a laptop that I
had installed using a borrowed usb floppy. Obviously you need another
machine, a network or crossover cable and to read this
then you just need a bootable root and bin image that you can find from
the internet then pass the required root=/dev/hda1 or whatever to the
kernel to boot from your hard disk. finally rerun lilo
Tim Heinz wrote:
I have a laptop without floppy/cdrom -- it only claims to be able to boot from
usb-fdd which seems to be the same as usb-zip (at least in BIOS it was fdd and afterwards he asked me if I wanted to boot from my harddisk or usb-zip).
I foolishly killed my linux partition and now Lilo only dais "LI" and that's
So to get the thing going again I'd need a ZIP-DISK that is directly bootable
via USB -- it does not need to be any fancy as long as it has an fdisk or a
lilo on it, that allows me to clean my master boot record (so I could boot back
into winXP and run loadlin).
Would anybody know where to get such a ZIP?
The only other option I see is to remove the hard disk from the laptop and
attach it via a 2.5"->3.5" adapter to my desktop machine and overwrite the MBR
there -- hope that is not necessary.
On the internet I only found stuff about how to boot from USB-Sticks, whcih
did not work for me.
My Laptop is a JVC MP-XP7210.