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Re: booting off CD on Gateway laptop



Taylor, ForrestX (forrestx taylor intel com) said: 
> Tommy McNeely wrote:
> > (puts flame suit on just in case)
> > 
> > I am trying to boot phoebe on this pokey little gateway solo 5100 laptop..
> > the bios says it can boot off CD, and it will boot off a redhat 6.x CD (and
> > a micro$haft cd) but wont boot off phoebe.. I think I might have had the
> > same problem with psyche, but I was doing NFS installs then... so that
> > doesnt really count... I cant find my floppy drive, so I was hoping to
> > install off CD.. does anyone have any pointers??
> 
> The newer Red Hat CDs use a 2.88 MB floppy emulation to boot instead of 
> the standard 1.44MB.  This does cause problems on some CD-ROMs/BIOSes. 

No, actually, they don't use 2.88MB images any more, they use Yet
Another booting method. (See the isolinux part of the syslinux package.)

Bill





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