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Vic
12-23-2004, 09:30 PM
I would like to do a Knoppix hard drive install on a 486. The bios does not support CDrom boot. After reading this forum for awhile I have come to the conclusion that 3.7 can not do this job because an intall boot floppy can not be made from it. I get the idea that it might be possible using a "poor man"s install" but frankly I'm not proficient enough with Linux to pull it off.
I also have Knoppix 3.3 (11-19-03) and I believe an install boot floppy can be made from it but I have never been able to do. Can someone please point me to a tutorial on how to make the install boot floppy from 3.3.
Thanks, vic

Harry Kuhman
12-23-2004, 10:05 PM
Don't fool with a Linux boot floppy. Get Smart Boot Manager (http://btmgr.webframe.org/index.php3?body=download.html) and use that to boot the CD.

Vic
12-23-2004, 10:20 PM
Thank you very much. I reached that same conclusion when I went to bed last night but forgot about it!!! LOL
Now having followed your link there, which of the versions do I need?
And thanks again!!! Vic

Harry Kuhman
12-23-2004, 10:28 PM
Now having followed your link there, which of the versions do I need?
Well, what I can tell you is that I needed the PC version. Downloaded it and made a boot floppy. Also installed it on a PC I use as a testbed (really just to see how it worked when you replace the MBR with it; I'll likely replace it with XOSL (http://www2.arnes.si/~fkomar/xosl.org/home.html) in the long run). But since it's a stand alone program that runs independent of the OS you use, which you download depends on you. If you're a hard core Linux user than you could download the version that is compressed for Linux (tarball or whatever) rather than the zip. I used what was easy for me.