Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Thu 02 Jul 2015, 06:13
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Use Smart Boot Manager on floppy to boot CD
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 76
Location: wollongong

PostPosted: Sat 26 Nov 2005, 03:45    Post_subject:  Use Smart Boot Manager on floppy to boot CD  

not sure if this is right place to post but, am volunteering for a computer bank group, fixing them &
installing ubuntu, then they're to be given away for nix, and occasionally we come across old/buggy bios that doesn't support cdrom boot.

if you download the smart boot manager linux binary, sbminst, from:


then do ./sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0 to create a bootable floppy,

or you can download sbootmgr.dsk from:


then use dd if=sbootmgr.dsk of=/dev/fd0 under linux, or use rawrite for windows with:

c:\rawrite sbootmgr.dsk a:

then when you reboot the floppy it gives you the option of cdrom boot.

occasionally i've come across it not giving the cdrom boot option, then if you bring up the sbm system menu by pressing <tab>, then select set cdrom ports <enter>, 1F0,3F6 <enter>, then click rescan all drives , and, hey presto, there's your cdrom boot option. i've used this for several pc's where the bios wasn't
even aware of the cdrom drive!

you can also use sbootmgr.dsk, with memdisk.bin from syslinux, to enable cdrom booting with grub:-

title cdrom
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/grub/memdisk.bin
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/grub/sbootmgr.dsk

the sourceforge page of smart boot manager is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/

Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 
Official Crustacean

Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15121
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Sat 26 Nov 2005, 04:12    Post_subject:  

Have placed the info here



Puppy WIKI
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message Visit_website 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0472s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0102s) ][ GZIP on ]