Booting CD drive

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  2. FAST6191

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    Does not allow you to boot of CD, been a while since I had to deal with that on something other than an embedded system. I will question the wisdom of using 'buntu (even XCFE based) something that old though.

    Three main ways:
    rip the drive out and install a grub partition on there to do what you want using another system. Not pretty but I can deal with that.

    use a loader disc (same idea as wakepuppy), been a while since I had to do this for something other than dos and before I start rocking in the corner at mention of himem.sys I will link to
    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    Strictly speaking it is not exactly what you want but the potential is there.
    See also
    http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/
    http://www.freesco.org/

    chain a drive to do what you want. I am thinking CF to IDE here leaving the original drive free to do your bidding.
     
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