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105    
106     <H2 style="margin-top: 0;"><a name="oldboot-intro"></a>Intro <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#oldboot-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
107    
108     <p>Have you ever tried to boot an old PC off a CD-ROM, and found out it wouldn't, because its BIOS does not support it, or it's faulty or for any other reason? Well, I have. So this page is an effort to solve this problem.</p>
109    
110     <p>The only way to do it, is to boot of a floppy disk which will help me "load" whatever operation system I want from a CD. This means that I will have to write a boot loader to the floppy disk.</p>
111    
112     <p>The software I will use is <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/" target="_blank">Smart Boot Manager</a>, a small boot manager with a nice TUI (Text User Interface). Its floppy image, already accessible from the "Tools" menu, can be found in the <b>bootdisk</b> folder of the CD under the name <b>sbm.img</b>.</p>
113    
114     <H2><a name="oldboot-write"></a>Writing the image to a floppy disk <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#oldboot-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
115    
116     <p>All you have to do is get to a PC equipped with a floppy drive, get a floppy disk which is in excellent condition (no bad sectors/blocks), and copy the image file to it.</p>
117    
118     <H3><a name="oldboot-fromLinux"></a>1. From Linux <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#oldboot-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
119    
120     <p>You can either boot <b>Clonezilla Live</b> or <b>SystemRescueCD</b>, and when the system is fully up, execute the command:</p>
121    
122     <p class="newcode">dd if=<font color="Green">/path/to/</font>sbm.img of=/dev/fd0</p>
123    
124     <p>where <font color="Green" style="font-weight: bold;">/path/to</font> is<br>
125     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="Red" style="font-weight: bold;">/live/image/bootdisk</font> for <b>Clonezilla Live</b><br>
126     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="Red" style="font-weight: bold;">/mnt/livecd/bootdisk</font> for <b>SystemRescueCD</b>
127    
128     <H3><a name="oldboot-fromDOS"></a>2. From DOS <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#oldboot-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
129    
130     <p>You can get into any DOS (boot FreeDOS from the CD, for example), and use any of the following programs found in the <b>rawrite</b> folder of the CD:</p>
131    
132     <ul class="otherpage" style="padding: 0px 10px 20px 40px">
133     <li><b>rawrite.exe</b>: is just here for completeness, as it may be needed for someone</li>
134     <li><b>rawrite2.exe</b>: should be the fastest</li>
135     <li><b>rawrite3.com</b>: should work if <b>rawrite2</b> fails for some reason</li>
136     <li><b>fdimage.exe</b>: rawrite alternative</li>
137     </ul>
138    
139     <p>I found these programms at the <a href="http://www.fdos.org/ripcord/rawrite/" target="_blank">FreeDOS web site</a>, where the following info is included:</p>
140    
141     <p class="otherpage" style="padding: 20px 10px 20px 40px">
142     <span style="font-family: 'Courier New', Courier, monospace;"><b>Basic Usage (Rawrite):</b><br>
143     Depending on the exact version, the output and command line support may vary, i.e. not work<br>
144     <br>
145     Usage:<br>
146     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MS-DOS prompt> RAWRITE<br>
147     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;and follow the prompts, -or-<br>
148     <br>
149     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MS-DOS prompt> RAWRITE [-f <file>] [-d <drive>] [-n(owait)] [-h(elp)]<br>
150     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;where:&nbsp;&nbsp;-f <file> - name of disk image file<br>
151     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-d <drive> - diskette drive to use, must be A or B<br>
152     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-n - don't prompt for user to insert diskette<br>
153     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-h - print usage information to stdout<br>
154     <br>
155     The diskette must be formatted or rawrite will not work.<br>
156     The contents of the disk do not matter and will be overwritten. <br>
157     When ran interactively (without command line options) you will be prompted for the disk image filename (you must remember this as there is no file chooser).<br>
158     You will also be prompted for the target/destination drive, either A or B for A: or B: respectively. <br><br>
159     <b>Basic Usage (FDImage):</b><br>
160     fdimage is an updated DOS program meant to replace rawrite. It does not require a pre-formatted floppy diskette. <br>
161     <br>
162     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FDIMAGE - Write disk image to floppy disk<br>
163     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Version 1.5 Copyright (c) 1996-7 Robert Nordier<br>
164     <br>
165     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Usage: fdimage [-dqsv] [-f size] [-r count] file drive<br>
166     <br>
167     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-d&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Debug mode<br>
168     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-f size&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Specify the floppy disk format by capacity, eg:<br>
169     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;160K, 180K, 320K, 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M, 2.88M<br>
170     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-q&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Quick mode: don't format the disk<br>
171     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-r count&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Retry count for format/write operations<br>
172     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-s&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Single-sector I/O<br>
173     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-v&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Verbose</span>
174     </p>
175    
176     <p>In order to write the image file to a pre-formatted diskette, execute the commands:</p>
177    
178     <p class="newcode"><font color="Green">X:</font><br>
179     cd rawrite<br>
180     rawrite2 -f <font color="Green">X:</font>bootdisksbm.img -d b:</p>
181    
182     <p>In order to write the image file and format the diskette at the same time, execute the commands:</p>
183    
184     <p class="newcode"><font color="Green">X:</font><br>
185     cd rawrite<br>
186     fdimage -f 1.44M <font color="Green">X:</font>bootdisksbm.img b:</p>
187    
188     <p>where <b><font color="Green">X:</font></b> is the drive name in DOS</p>
189    
190     <H3><a name="oldboot-fromWindows"></a>3. From Windows <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#oldboot-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
191    
192     <p>The final alternative is to use Windows program <b>rawwritewin.exe</b> (found in the <b>utils\rawrite</b> folder of the CD), as shown in the following image:</p>
193    
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