Subject: Re: Booting from other devices
To: Hubert Feyrer <Hubert.Feyrer@rz.uni-regensburg.de>
From: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Date: 09/28/1994 13:07:12
On Sep 28, 10:37am, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I guess the fact that they use a boot-floppy over a bootable CD is simply the
> fact that you (usually...) can't boot a PC off a CD-ROM.
Well, why don't they boot into normal DOS (from drive C:) and mount
the CD and then start Linux off the CD? Why the Floppy?
I thought the floppy was necessary because the device node entries
couldn't be written onto the CD and thus had to be moved onto the floppy.