Installing with External Backpack CD-rom



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Installing with External Backpack CD-rom

Postby Michael Rowley » Sat, 08 May 2004 02:48:02 GMT

I have a IBM 760ELD Laptop computer.  It has a Ultra port which accepts both
floppy and CD-rom but not both at the same time.  I also have a External
Backpack parallel port CD-rom for the laptop.  Does anyone know how to get
linux to boot from the external cd-rom.  The laptops BIOS does not support
cd-rom booting only floppy drive and I have looked to see if there is a BIOS
upgrade there but to know success.

Michael S. Rowley
Author of "THEAR: Guardians Awakening"
A fantasy/Adventure set on the world of THEAR

Re: Installing with External Backpack CD-rom

Postby Bill Marcum » Sat, 08 May 2004 22:55:42 GMT

On Thu, 06 May 2004 17:48:02 GMT, Michael Rowley 

You can't boot from a parallel port CDROM.  You'll have to compile a 
kernel with drivers for the CDROM and make a boot floppy.

Giraffe: a ruminant with a view.

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