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Jotnar:
I tried to use PLoP bootmanager to boot a bootable cd from a computer that didn't support booting from USB CD/DVD drives.  I guess it only supports USB hard disks for booting so i'd request the ability to boot from USB CD/DVD drives if its not too much trouble.

Cheers

Elmar:
hi,
i began to add usb support for cd/dvd drives. its stopped, because it didnt work well. i will continue my work on it later.

gra3l:
Support for usb CD/DVD drives would be very wanted, i think. For example if you have OS on DVD and you have only external USB DVD Reader, you would be able to install OS to such computer. VERY USEFUL FEATURE...

Elmar:
yes, it would be a useful feature, but if you want to install an operating system from usb cd/dvd drive, then the install program must support this. a lot of people want to install xp from usb cdrom, but xp does not support this.

regards
elmar

rindi:
I think you have misunderstood something about the installation of XP from a USB CD. That works fine, I've had to do that many times without problems. What doesn't work easily is to install XP to a USB mass-storage device (it works with a lot of "buts" or tweaking, ie you can make a UBCD4WIN installation, but that isn't a "proper" installation, and for a real installation you have to do some extra tasks).

Below are links to instructions:

http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=petousb
http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8

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