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Replying to Run An OS From Floppy Disk
Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:02 AM
Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:34 AM
actually Windows 98 can be installed by "boot from floppy" technique. Just make a Windows 98 bootup floppy disc to start, then insert the Windows 98 disc and then launch setup.exe off the floppy.
you can also go google yourself for bootdisc images.. there are hundreds out there and some have customized tools included..
i fix my computer using those boot disc images.. the floopy boot disc is different from the cd rom versions since the cd rom version requires burning an iso file while the boot disc for floopy requires running a setup file.
Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:40 PM
Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:27 PM
Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:29 AM
Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:12 AM
i have a laptop (really really old) and i am messing around with it. got it for free and dont really care about it. but i was wondering if there were any operating systems (such as dos or sumtin...possibly even a 32bit gui os) that i can run from floppy. seeing as since the bios is so old that it doesnt support boot from cd...
or maybe someone can link me to a bios update...its a sager 8600 series (np8620 to be exact)...
are there any floppy img downloads that maybe have an autorun file that will make it boot from cd...e.g. reads floppy, floppy tells system to boot from cd...?
anyways...what i really want is an operating system on a floppy disk...seeing as the hard drive crapped out and i havent replaced it yet (will when i come to find one).
do they even make 32-bit gui os for floppy ?
You can get a floppy version of Microsoft Windows 3.11 for Workgroups; just click the link below to download it; insert a blank floppy disk; run it and type A:/ in the destination folder textbox and the program will automatically extract all the boot files to a floppy disk after its done just take the floppy disk out of your floppy drive and put it in your old laptop and start it up and the boot disk will start up. This boot disk also come with MS-DOS 7.11.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 03:16 AM
I tell ya, if I had a slower system, I may go for that.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:29 PM
Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:58 PM
This is what I found on their site:
OS on a Floppy
MenuetOS is a nifty little Operating System that runs on a floppy disk. Written entirely in x86 Assembly language, it supports a GUI and even comes with a web and MP3 server!
The list of features includes:
* pre-emptive multitasking, multithreading, ring-3 protection
* graphical UI with 16 M colours up to 1280×1024
* faster programming language than in Win, Linux, ..
* ide: editor/compiler for assembly kernel and applications
* kernel and application sources included (GPL)
* TCP/IP stack with PPP & Ethernet drivers
* http/mp3/email servers, 3D maze
* free-form, skinnable application windows
* hard real-time data fetch
* fits in a single floppy !
There are many small little apps that you can also download to make this OS a little more fun!
Just google for "os from floppy" or "os on floppy" and you'll find plenty of more links to similar stuff.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:55 PM
http://www.gaeinc.com/feedback.htm let us know if they still support that laptop cuz wow that has to be freakn old.