[RULE] Need help installing Laptop -- floppy & CD-Rom mutually exclusive

M. Fioretti mfioretti
Fri May 21 06:05:12 EEST 2004

On Thu, May 20, 2004 12:15:06 PM -0600, bugler at teuton.org
 bugler at teuton.org  wrote:
> Now I'm stuck: in a catch-22.  In order to install the OS to the
> hard drive, I need to be able to access the CD-ROM.  In order to
> access the CD-ROM, I need the CD-ROM present at boot-time... but if
> the CD-ROM is in the bay... I can't boot to the floppy!


I don't know about the other issues, but when some Linux/*BSD is
already aboard I deal with the one above:

copying the boot images and what not in /newdistro
telling the current boot loader to boot from there
placing the cdrom in the laptop
powering up

see details in the install reports of my laptop, in the website.

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