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Re: Debian on an old PC

On Thursday 06 January 2005 01:42 pm, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
> > I would be surprised if that old machine could *boot a cdrom*. Have
> >
> > you tried *that*?
> >
> > ;-0
> It can't boot from cdrom, it has one (4X) but the system doesn't know of
> it untill an OS is loaded (i.e. win98se). I'm forced to install linux with
> floppy disks.

Try using this:

From Debian-boot mailing list:

Smart Boot Manager (http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/) can be started from
floppy and allows some older computers to boot from CD. That's how I
loaded my firewall/router machine with Sarge.

Might be worth a try.  --Don


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