Plop a distro onto an old PC

Plop a distro onto an old PC

Postby Aravisian » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:11 pm

Anyone else ever use Plop to create a bootable USB for a computer that's BIOS won't let you boot from USB?
https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
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Re: Plop a distro onto an old PC

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:02 pm

Yes. In the past I had to use the floppy disk version to install Wolvix on a Toshiba Satellite that only had 128 MB RAM (96 Mb only available as the rest use for graphics) - a long long time ago! :D
And that was to enable it to boot from CD.
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Re: Plop a distro onto an old PC

Postby mdiemer » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:58 pm

I have also used it successfully.
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Nvidia 6150SE mobo
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Re: Plop a distro onto an old PC

Postby Aravisian » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:55 pm

Well, then I reckon Ima gonna go ahead n' Plop, then.
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Re: Plop a distro onto an old PC

Postby MBMz10 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:10 am

mdiemer wrote:I have also used it successfully.


Same here after mdiemer put me onto it.

Actually I could boot from USB but only USB 1 so very slow. I installed a USB 3 add in card, used PLOP on first USB to find the USB 3 .iso really speed things up, especially as it was the old test rig and a lot of testing at the time.
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