Introduction

If you have an older computer that can't boot from USB or a system that has trouble booting from USB, this guide will show you how to get the system to boot from a USB drive though alternative means. This will work with any OS or Linux distro, and is designed to work with any OS rather then a single operating system.

Important: This is intended to be a sub guide, rather then a primary guide. This is because the guide lacks too many details to be used as a standalone guide and will leave a lot of open questions, especially if referenced as a barebone guide.

Go to the plop.at website, and find Plop Boot Manager. You will find it under Boot Manager, along with an entry for PlopKExec. You want to download Plop Boot Manager, rather then PlopKExec. Once you find the download location link, click on Download. Select the most current version unless you specifically need an older version for your system. Once you download the file, unzip it and then put it in a folder somewhere. You will need it for the next step.
  • Go to the plop.at website, and find Plop Boot Manager. You will find it under Boot Manager, along with an entry for PlopKExec. You want to download Plop Boot Manager, rather then PlopKExec.

  • Once you find the download location link, click on Download. Select the most current version unless you specifically need an older version for your system.

  • Once you download the file, unzip it and then put it in a folder somewhere. You will need it for the next step.

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Click on the folder you unzipped the ISO of Plop Boot Manager to. The file you are looking for is going to be plpbt. You will want to burn this file to a CD-R, rather then a DVD. Due to the many options for CD/DVD burning software, you will need to figure out how to burn the ISO to a CD, based on how the software you use does it and the options for software you have available. Due to the many options for CD/DVD burning software, you will need to figure out how to burn the ISO to a CD, based on how the software you use does it and the options for software you have available.
  • Click on the folder you unzipped the ISO of Plop Boot Manager to. The file you are looking for is going to be plpbt. You will want to burn this file to a CD-R, rather then a DVD.

  • Due to the many options for CD/DVD burning software, you will need to figure out how to burn the ISO to a CD, based on how the software you use does it and the options for software you have available.

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Put the PlopKexec CD in the DVD drive of your system. Every system is going to vary, so you will need to see how to do it on your system. The method to boot this CD will vary from system to system. Sometimes you have a one time boot menu (Dell and HP), but many older systems do not have this option and require the boot order be changed in the BIOS. As such, I cannot reasonably provide instructions on how to boot from CD. The method to boot this CD will vary from system to system. Sometimes you have a one time boot menu (Dell and HP), but many older systems do not have this option and require the boot order be changed in the BIOS. As such, I cannot reasonably provide instructions on how to boot from CD.
  • Put the PlopKexec CD in the DVD drive of your system. Every system is going to vary, so you will need to see how to do it on your system.

  • The method to boot this CD will vary from system to system. Sometimes you have a one time boot menu (Dell and HP), but many older systems do not have this option and require the boot order be changed in the BIOS. As such, I cannot reasonably provide instructions on how to boot from CD.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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how to install any operating system via as your mentioned plop manager's interface (after step-3)?

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