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"create a boot floppy" no floppy drive.

By networking ·
I am trying to install drake 9.0 onto my dell laptop, the problem is the laptop won't boot from the mandrake cd , i have plowed through the help files, only to be told i need to creat a boot floppy, well dell in their wisdom havn't given any of there new latops floppy drives.

is there anyway i can create a boot floppy on a cd . i just pretend it's a floppy ?

i have done this before with windows. created a boot "floppy" on cd..

but the mandrake boot floppy image exe will not let me ectract the files onto anything exept a floppy disk , so back to square one..


any help , comments or sugestions are always welcome..


ali.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to "create a boot floppy" n ...

How about using another machine , with a burner and a floppydrive ?
or sent me the floppy image .exe and I will do it and sent you the image files back.
Leopold

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by HSDoctor In reply to "create a boot floppy" n ...

Not sure you can do this, but as I understand Dell gives one of the little disk-on-a-stick USB drives. If you can change the drive letter on the USB drive then this would solve your problem now and in the future....I think that Mandrake should probably change their "Bot Floppy Image" to a " boot Image" that you can choose. $.02

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by HSDoctor In reply to "create a boot floppy" n ...

Not sure you can do this, but as I understand Dell gives one of the little disk-on-a-stick USB drives. If you can change the drive letter on the USB drive then this would solve your problem now and in the future....I think that Mandrake should probably change their "Boot Floppy Image" to a " boot Image" that you can choose. $.02

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by networking In reply to "create a boot floppy" n ...

thank you for your help.. i have managed to get it all working, mandrake 9.1 is exelent..

it's detected my sound , graphics and my network..

i thought this would be a leaarning experiance , but it's done it all for me. clever stuff..

in the end i had to d/l a new iso image from www.mandrake.com

but thanks for taking the time to look

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