View Full Version : Boot diskette needed for Thinkpad 380XD

01-08-2004, 08:22 PM
I just got this thinkpad and I need a bootdisk because it doesnt boot from CD. It has a builtin cd drive and diskette drive. So far I've tried an old SuSE 7.0 boot disk I have (didnt work at all), and also the knoppix PCMCIA boot disk (craps out on loading miniroot.gz).

Can anyone help me?

01-08-2004, 08:41 PM
There are a few solutions for you.
1) You could mount the Knoppix cd in windows and use rawrite to put the boot.img onto a floppy or..

2) Go to SmartBootManger (http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/) and you can boot any cd from floppy not just Knoppix.

01-08-2004, 09:25 PM
On the first method, same results as the PCMCIA boot disk, however the smart boot disk manager worked like a charm


Next stop, Hard drive install!

01-08-2004, 10:23 PM
Right-on. Glad you got it working. SBM is my preference too. ;)