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Author Topic: Old Box/no USB boot? Try plop!  (Read 1241 times)


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Old Box/no USB boot? Try plop!
« on: December 27, 2012, 07:32:32 pm »

USB boot without BIOS support (UHCI, OHCI and EHCI)
CD/DVD boot without BIOS support (IDE)
PCMCIA CardBus support to enable boot from USB PC-Cards
Floppy boot
Different profiles for operating systems
Define up to 16 partitions
No extra partition for the boot manager
Hidden boot, maybe you have a rescue system installed and the user should not see that there is another system installed
Boot countdown
Hide partitions
Password protection for the computer and the boot manager setup
Backup of partition table data
Textmode user interface 80x50
Graphical user interface 640x480, 800x600, 1024x786, 1280x1024
MBR partition table edit
Start of the boot manager from harddisk, floppy, USB, CD, DVD
Starting from Windows boot menu
Starting from LILO, GRUB, Syslinux, Isolinux, Pxelinux (network)
It can be used as PCI option ROM in your BIOS
Access the whole USB hard disk (up to 2TB) even when the bios has a 128 GiB limit
You can run the boot manager over the network
Start the networkcard bootrom from the boot manager to boot from the network

Very very cool after banging my head on old boxes that DO NOT BOOT FROM THE USB DRIVE

This shows a lot of promise, load on a CD, insert usb drive, install OS

Ideally though, a floppy would be better, however, in a quirk of modern computing most post say 04 boxes..don't have floppy drives. You almost need a dedicated box with a floppy drive just to make 1.44 inch disks with this on it.

The ability to attach this to the BIOS also has a host of options for those who try to turn old boxes into currently capable machines.

I wonder if you can simply load a HD unto a working box, install plop, then insert said HD into the machine one is working on, and have USB and pcmcia ability installed right to the BIOS?
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