Re: Booting tomsrtbt from Mess-DOS
Warren Doney <wardon <at> xtra.co.nz>
2002-09-05 06:52:50 GMT
On Thu, 05 Sep 2002 15:34, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 07:53:18PM +1200, Warren Doney wrote:
> > On Wed, 04 Sep 2002 07:07, you wrote:
> > > On Wed, 04 Sep 2002 00:29, Charles Curley wrote:
> > > > Has anyone gotten tomsrtbt to boot directly from Mess-DOS
> > > > without building a floppy?
> > > >
> > > > I have a laptop with no floppy drive and it doesn't boot to the
> > > > CD-ROM, so that leaves a Mess-DOS boot.
From the front page of the wiki:
"I recommend using a bootable CD rescue distribution if you have a
bootable CDROM drive available. Why limit yourself to tomsrtbt if you
can have a full GUI and 650 MegaBytes of tools?" -- TomOehser.
The same could be said of having a few 100MB free on your DOS
partition. Why not just use zipslak, or tar a minimal install of your
favorite rpm/deb based distribution & extract it to a Loopback Root
Filesystem & boot it with loadlin? About all you'd have to do is edit
fstab, unless there is some problem with distros that boot with an
The Loopback Root Filesystem HOWTO:
BTW, if you have tweakui installed in M$, there is an option in it to
boot to a menu, rather than the GUI.