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Martin Clark Feb 11, 2008, 05:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 11, 2008, 05:50am EST

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Hi.

I have a Sony Fx802 Laptop, which has no hard drive, has something burned out electronically which prevents it reading a internal hard drive - i've tried - it's internal cd is screwed.

I would like a floppy disk image which would enable me to boot live linux knoppix (or any version of linux) from a external cd drive - The Bios does not directly drive USB

I have tried hunting around the net.


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_MD_ Feb 11, 2008, 02:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Want to boot Live Knoppix CD from a Laptop with no hard drive and need floppy image to read - La
Hmmm... interesting problem... Here's how you can boot from a usb flash drive that has linux:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
But if you BIOS doesn't support booting from usb, then what if you try booting with a floppy that has usb drivers, then pop a live cd into an external drive and off you go. Those floppies usually can be created by recovery software such as "RecoverSoft™ Media Tools Professional". Good luck

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_MD_ Feb 11, 2008, 03:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Want to boot Live Knoppix CD from a Laptop with no hard drive and need floppy image to read - La
P.S. or even good old partition magic has drivers for usb under dos. =)

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BoT Feb 11, 2008, 03:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Want to boot Live Knoppix CD from a Laptop with no hard drive and need floppy image to read - La
check here
http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

selet your platform and select "minimalist" in the category.

it will give you a list of linux versions that are bootable from ffloppy.
i would not expect a gui, so if you are compfortable with the command line thats the way
to go

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Greg M Feb 11, 2008, 08:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Want to boot Live Knoppix CD from a Laptop with no hard drive and need floppy image to read - La
I like DSL (Damn Small Linux, but I'm not sure if it supports USB from floppy... but I know it has a good floppy boot-loader...

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Martin Clark Feb 12, 2008, 09:39am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Want to boot Live Knoppix CD from a Laptop with no hard drive and need floppy image to read - La
Thanks for your replies, I will try this stuff out.


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