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Booting CDROM from floppy

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Is it possible to boot a bootable CDROM with a floppydisk? I have a computer that I cant access the BIOS to change the booting order.
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Depends on what the cd is... if you just need to open the cd (not XP or linux os's), then you can simply boot from a win98 bootdisk floppy, then go to the cdrom drive prompt and browse the cd in DOS.

If you need to get to win XP on a cdrom, you have to use the special 4 disk bootdisks designed for XP (the floppy disk images can be accessed on the XP cd while in Windows).... if you need to get to a linux distro, then you can find specific linux floppy images on the net that will let you boot up with a floppy, and still run the linux cd as if you booted from it. If you have Red Hat cd's (or most other major released), there is a floppy disk boot image file on the first cd that you can create from windows, read the readme file for all the info

It might be better to just figure out how to get to your bios setup screen... is there a specific reason you can't get to it?
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