Gene Lee <genel @
net> <genelee @
>Slackware Linux has a useable filesystem on CD-ROM, however the boot
>partition still has to be HD or Floppy. One thing that puzzles me about
>bootable media is if you have a bootable CD, how does it install the
>drivers for itself to read from the CD to actually start reading the boot
>sector (which supposedly is on the CD). Kind of a Catch-22. Forgive me,
>I'm no PC guru...
RedHat 4.0 has a bootable 'live' Linux filesystem on CDROM. I've
booted it on HP PC Vectras -- though the install itself doesn't work
well if the CDROM was booted from so I always boot from the floppy to
do a RedHat 4.0 install.
Also the NT 4.0 installation CDROMs can be booted on certain supported
CDROM drives ("El Cerrito" is one CDROM name I remember from the 4.0 beta).
HP also distributes a CDROM with diagnostic and RAID array tools for its
enterprise server PCs ( ie. NetServer LS, etc.) called HP Navigator which
is bootable on the NetServer CDROM drive.