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adq

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plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:20:50 AM »
Hi!
I have old notebook that doesn't support usb booting and have also damaged optical drive. It's based on intel 440/440BX chipset.
So I tried launching plop boot manager from floppy and then usb boot GParted on my 4GB Kingston usb stick formatted as FAT32.
However, it hangs on "SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD" and won't boot.
Usb stick is booting correctly on other computer which natively supports usb booting.

Please help, you are my only hope to bring back my notebook to live. ;)


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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 11:01:11 AM »
hello,

try the plopkexec floppy image
http://www.plop.at/en/plopkexec.html

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adq

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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 11:09:30 AM »
Thanks! I will try and reply with status update in the evening.

adq

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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 19:26:45 PM »
I booted plopkexec, selected to boot GParted default.
It showed "Starting new kernel" for a while and then screen goes black.
Floppy drive LED is lit on, but I don't hear sounds of floppy readng.

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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 20:00:06 PM »
strange

insert the floppy with the plop boot manager. try to force to boot in usb 1.1 mode.

use shift-u in the main menu to force usb 1.1 and see setup/bootmanager for 2 usb 1.1 modes.

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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 18:56:48 PM »
It randomly hangs on SYSLINUX, no matter which mode or if used shift+u hotkey or not.
Sometimes it prints just SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD and hangs.
Sometimes more including:
*********************
GParted.
...
Use at your own risk
*********************
One time it passed SYSLINUX screen, then screen goes black and computer hangs.

Maybe there is issue with notebook itself?

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Re: plop boot manager on floppy - usb boot problem
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 09:45:03 AM »
i don't know. you should try another live linux