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need help getting an os onto my netbook

#1 User is offline   davidd Icon

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    Post icon  Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:48 PM

    i have a fujitsu b series netbook it has no cd drive and does not suport usb pen drive booting, it does suport floppy usb drive booting which i have and have used ms-dos lol but i really want to be able to get a graphical os on there. also it suports pxe network boot but i cant get it to work please help thanks

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      Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:54 PM

      Have you tried to boot from a external usb-cdrom? I have most time succes this way.

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        Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:57 PM

        i thought about updating the bios so it would suport usb pendrive i dont know how to go about that either.
        the bios boot menu looks like this if it helps

        -floppy disk drive
        legancy floppy drives
        y-e data usb-fdu
        intel uni,pxe-2.0(build078
        -hard disk drive
        bootable add-in cards
        toshiba mk3021gas-(mp)
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          Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:03 PM

          no i dont have a usb cd drive and i got told by the person i bought it from that it doesnt work with usb cd seems my only options are either using the floppy drive if anyone knows anyway to get an iso onto a floppy disk or where i can get software to install the whole os from floppy, using nework boot it seems complex tho, i could try to update the bios to get usb pendrive booting to work (which i no is abit risky so i thats my last option really) i no this netbook is old but i like it and it has touch screen there must be a way to get an os on there
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            Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:01 PM

            do you have another working computer? then you could either use a docking station or a usb hard drive cable to get a system onto your netbook hdd

            you would of course have to remove the hdd from the netbook and connect it to the other computer

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              Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

              View Postbengt, on Apr 22 2009, 09:01 PM, said:

              do you have another working computer? then you could either use a docking station or a usb hard drive cable to get a system onto your netbook hdd

              you would of course have to remove the hdd from the netbook and connect it to the other computer


              yes i have actually managed to get reactos on to the nebook i did this by installing it using a laptop and then switching the drives and it worked okay but it was a very basic sytem and no other os would work like this im not too sure why that one did work. i do have a ide usb adapter and working pc yes. is therer a way i can put the iso onto the hardrive and then install from the har drive? maybe make 2 partitons?
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                Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:44 PM

                Copy the contents of your xp cd to a folder on the hard drive called xpcd then put the drive back in the netbook and boot from the xp floppies and run c:\xpcd\i386\winnt.exe

                Also read THIS post for another way to do it booting UBCD4Win from USB on another computer with your netboot hard drive attached. The only thing different would be that you shut down the computer after the first stage of setup then plug the hard drive back into the netbook.
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                  Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

                  Hello,
                  the way forward is a USB cdrom that is thier default recovery procedure with netbooks.

                  how to install XP on Eee

                  http://wiki.eeeuser.com/windowsxp


                  http://forum.eeeuser.com/

                  Eee PC Tips: A crash course in Linux

                  http://www.downloads...ourse-in-linux/

                  you could also have a F12 Revovery partition !!?? eg.
                  http://support.thete...3-f14f8e58d4c5}

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                    Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:55 PM

                    Have a look at these threads as well especially the part containing:

                    X:\XPCD\i386\Winnt32.exe /syspart:C: /tempdrive:C: /makelocalsource

                    This post has been edited by bengt: 22 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

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                      Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

                      I haven't had to do it on a Netbook yet, but a USB DVD drive has always worked for me on a newer laptop (3yrs old at the most).
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                        Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

                        Hello Everyone,

                        davidd I had to reinstall Windows on my peripheral-less Dell Inspiron Mini 9 a few weeks ago. I couldn't believe how many apps are out there on the 'net for formatting USB Flash Drives. I'm 99% positive I've tried every single one and 100% positive I formatted my UFD more times than I have fingers and toes :wall:! FINALLY I found this very cool guide and was successful in reinstalling Windows:
                        Install Windows XP on the Asus Eee PC

                        The instructions are complete, just follow the steps reading each one carefully!

                        If you are interested in flashing your BIOS (with a Flash Drive), try this application:
                        BootDisk2BootStick

                        Warning:
                        This is a German author and when you initially start the app and it's German Language, look for the tab marked "sprache", click on the drop-down box, select ╦nglische, and restart the program. I'm assuming you have a desktop PC with which to do all of the above operations. Hopefully, that PC is equipped with a 3-1/2 inch floppy drive, and you have a bios. I just looked at Fujitsu's website real quick, and it looks like there is a BIOS update that is Windows-based. However, I don't know what your particular model is to say for sure. For everyone else, this is a handy app if you don't have floppy drive to boot from.

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                          Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

                          @Ad-bE
                          USB_PREP8 is a old outdated version. Mentioned site dosn't name the source :thumbdown:
                          USB_PREP8 was developed at msfn.org.

                          Current Install XP from USB solutions: http://www.msfn.org/...p?showforum=157
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                            Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:52 PM

                            @ cdob:
                            I'm shocked :blush:! I guess I never noticed or realized the origin of those files. For the record, I don't condone the use of someone else's work without giving the author proper credit. And even if usb_prep8 is outdated, it is a good script that got the files I needed onto my flash drive so I could reinstall Windows (I think that's a run on sentence). That being said, I visted the link for USB MultiBoot 10, and yes that is some potent mojo! I went back to that "guide" and left a message. If you go down to the very bottom you'll notce that "anonymous" left a comment @ April 23, 2009 3:40 PM B)mentioning the proper credits, thanks cdob! :worthy:

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                            yeah, what he said!
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                              Post icon  Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:06 PM

                              thanks for the help i had a spare hard drive for my desktop so i tried out installing from the hard drive as mentioned and it worked:) i made two partitions using the windows software, then installed a fresh copy of windows onto 1 partition and then when it was done i copyed the files from the disk into a folder on the desktop clicked on the install and then it did abit then i turned the pc off and then the option came up for xp professional or install xp proffesional and yeah it worked on my pc but. im having problems with the ide 2.5 usb adapter now but i now it will work thanks
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