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 From:  Melvin Backus <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>
 To:  Fred Weston <Fred at daytonawan dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] boot from floppy
 Date:  Mon, 19 Jan 2004 18:21:50 -0500
At 06:11 PM 1/19/2004, Fred Weston wrote:
>Melvin Backus wrote:
>
>>Can anyone point to details on how to boot up a system with a 
>>non-bootable CD using the generic-pc or other image?  I'd like to be able 
>>to go without the HD, but the BIOS won't support booting from the CD.  I 
>>could live with a bootable floppy which then loads the CD images, etc.
>>
>>Anyone ever try this? Is it even possible?  Sorry for the newbie 
>>question, but I've got no BSD background.
>>
>>TIA
>>
>>Melvin
>>
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>If there were a way to "boot" the cd from dos, you could do it that 
>way.  I know there used to be a way to boot your linux installation from 
>DOS, so maybe something similar would work for you.

That's what I was thinking about.  I know you can boot linux distros from a 
floppy, etc., but I don't know anything about the boot loader for BSD 
that's on the CD.  I figured there was a way to pass parms, etc., but don't 
even know where to go to look.



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