Somewhere I saw a floppy-bootdisk which allowed you to boot off any other drive in the system, including a CD-ROM. No Support for USB Pocket Drive Booting: Boot Selector on Fixed Disk with XP Partition I have seen a lot of information (particularly on various implementations of GRUB) about how to get a boot selector program that helps to boot USB pocket drives where the machine BIOS will not support the boot, as in the case of my laptop.
I thought that this would be useful for this old system I have (with SCSI CD-ROM) which can't boot most CDs. I want put a boot selection program (GRUB or like it) on the hard disk that boots Win XP.
Listing disks under Terminal shows the Mac D but with no name! Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.
Verifying volume “disk0s5” Checking file system** /dev/disk0s5 Invalid sector size: 0 Error: This disk needs to be repaired. I fixed the problem: this link says it all https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4154638?
I simply did a reformat because I had the data on external storage.Unless you exercised your curiosity, you maybe didn't realize that you had a SYS command.That, and two more files, are enough to get you my Boot Manager.I have a G5 on order, but Apple claims it won't arrive until September.Will I have playable performance on at least teh newbie levels on my current Mac? The first 20 as my "system" drive, and the last 60 as my "data" drive.It mus...bootable floppy which can boot a CD in systems without CD-Boot support Anyone have a pointer to this utility?