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    Default how to install PLOP boot manager...??

    i'm currently using windows vista and want to boot opensuse11.4 from my usb drive but my BIOS doesn't support it.
    i got to know that PLOP boot manager might help me.
    please explain steps to install it on vista hard-disk,i'm getting confused following steps posted on theris website

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    I doubt someone could offer a better explanation that the one provided on the Plop's website. If it sounds too complicated - it might if you're not familiar with the commands listed there and with boot concepts in general - I would recommend not using it. Playing with bootmanagers when you're unsure is like playing with fire. IMHO it is safer to replace your CD/DVD drive and having a working CD/DVD drive doesn't hurt anyway. You might also check if there is a BIOS update available for your computer which maybe would allow it to boot from USB - although flashing the BIOS might be something you don't want to try (you can screw up your mainboard if you don't know what you're doing or if something goes wrong).

    * It looks like someone provided a simpler explanation after all. (didn't see your post, John).

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    Default Re: how to install PLOP boot manager...??

    On 03/14/2011 08:06 AM, meTroubled wrote:
    >
    > i'm currently using windows vista and want to boot opensuse11.4 from my
    > usb drive but my BIOS doesn't support it.
    > i got to know that PLOP boot manager might help me.
    > please explain steps to install it on vista hard-disk,i'm getting
    > confused following steps posted on theris website
    >
    >

    like some others here i have NO idea how to do anything in MS-Windows..

    i wouldn't have a clue how to force Windows to help you install a
    non-Windows operating system..

    i guess your best bet would be to ask the folks that made PLOP (and
    their confusing web site) how, because i think the folks in Redmond
    Washington won't help you at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    I doubt someone could offer a better explanation that the one provided on the Plop's website. If it sounds too complicated - it might if you're not familiar with the commands listed there and with boot concepts in general - I would recommend not using it. Playing with bootmanagers when you're unsure is like playing with fire. IMHO it is safer to replace your CD/DVD drive and having a working CD/DVD drive doesn't hurt anyway. You might also check if there is a BIOS update available for your computer which maybe would allow it to boot from USB - although flashing the BIOS might be something you don't want to try (you can screw up your mainboard if you don't know what you're doing or if something goes wrong).

    * It looks like someone provided a simpler explanation after all. (didn't see your post, John).
    hey thx.........a lot........i tried again reading instructions on their official website.
    now its done.....thx again.......

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