[rescue] Oh yeah ...
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Feb 19 21:48:15 CST 2009
Mark Brown wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> ...while I'm at it, anyone have an extra optical drive that'll work in
>> an Inspiron 4100? The 4100 we were just given came with dual batteries,
>> but no removable-media drives at all. I don't know whether it'll boot
>> from a USB flash drive or not. (Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it
> I can confirm that the Inspiron 4000's and 4100's do -not- USB flash
> boot or USB CD boot. (Even with the latest firmware).
Well, knowing I don't have to paddle up that creek saves me a bunch of
Plan A was to use Partition Magic to create a second partition, copy a
2KProSP4 CD to the second partition, and see if I could boot from that.
But Partition Magic 8 won't touch the partition table because
"Partition's drive letter cannot be identified".
(It has XPSP3 now, which is painful with only 256MB RAM. The goal is to
dual-boot 2KPro and either Slackware or Gentoo. Tough to set up without
an optical drive.)
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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