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- Thinkpad 240 boot from CD?
August 5, 2006, 8:13 pm
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CD ROM. Is there a way to make it boot directly from the PCMCIA CD or
do I have to find an old external floppy drive and boot from that
first? I have tried a few bootable CDs in the drive with no luck,
changed the boot order in the BIOS, but nothing. It reads from the CD
but doesn't boot from it. Just says "non system disk error..."
Any help would be appreciated. I searched and came up with several
things saying not being able to boot from USB, but nothing about
booting from PCMCIA that has been helpful.
Re: Thinkpad 240 boot from CD?
Not on the 240 (nor its successor 240X). There isn't even a way to
manipulate the boot priority or manually select the boot device. The
Japan-only 240Z (last of the line) has a built-in NIC and the BIOS does
support booting from network, but I bet that's not what the OP has.