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Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby comcamel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:07 am

At school, i am pretty sure that all computers cannot boot from a floppy disk and the cdrom and they have locked the bios, is there anyway or any program that can run in windows which can boot a live cd distro. such as knoppix.

greatful for an answer! COmcamel
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RE: Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby alloydog » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:44 am

Look at http://www.linux.org and goto the Distributions page
Under the Catergory menu, you can select Runs on MS Windows.

It found these:
• LoopLinux
• muLinux
• Xteam Linux
• Pklinux
• Tomukas
• TopologiLinux
• Cooperative Linux (aka coLinux)
• Klinux
• AMIGO Linux OS

Brief descriptions, and details where the hom epages are, and where to downlaod are also given. Check it out.
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RE: Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby Nigel » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:09 pm

I've used TopologiLinux... it still needs to boot from CD. It uses a big file on your Windows disk instead of a Linux partition, so avoids all the partitioning hassles. It had it's uses... until I discovered Knoppix !
Hope this helps,

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RE: Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby towy71 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:15 pm

if I remember rightly zipslack works from a directory in c: under windows
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RE: Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:25 pm

it is actually alright, today i tested out that i can use a floppy, cd drive disabled aswell as booting from memory key, i will create a knoppix boot disc, as described in the manual - and i'll be advertising linux to the class. I might have a go with a harddisk version but knoppix works well thanks!
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RE: Booting Linux (PROBLEM)

Postby nelz » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:18 pm

Put Smart Boot Manager on a floppy and you'll be able to boot any CD.
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