Introduction

Advisory: This was written as a subguide to use in the Linux system configuration guides. Since these guide will rarely be required, they are less refined then my other guides. This guide also lacks many details that would make it usable as a standalone guide.

If you are trying to boot a Linux distro off of a USB flash drive and have discovered you are using a system that is too old to boot from USB (or has problems doing it, despite the support being there), this guide will show you how to boot off of USB through alternate means.

Along with being useful for Linux, this program can be used with any other operating system.

Go to the plop.at website. Once you are on the home page, find the section labeled Boot Managers. Once you are in the Boot Managers section, find the Plop Boot Manager option and download it. Unless you need an older version, download the latest version.
  • Go to the plop.at website.

  • Once you are on the home page, find the section labeled Boot Managers.

  • Once you are in the Boot Managers section, find the Plop Boot Manager option and download it. Unless you need an older version, download the latest version.

  • Download the appropriate file. You will need this for later use.

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Since there are so many options for CD/DVD burning software, you will need to learn how to use the program you choose to use for this step. Open the unzipped folder and find plpbt.iso. Burn this to a CD-R or CD+R. Open the unzipped folder and find plpbt.iso. Burn this to a CD-R or CD+R.
  • Since there are so many options for CD/DVD burning software, you will need to learn how to use the program you choose to use for this step.

  • Open the unzipped folder and find plpbt.iso. Burn this to a CD-R or CD+R.

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The method each brand and BIOS use to boot from CD vary. Modern systems typically have a one-time boot menu that does not require BIOS changes to use. Many older systems do not have this and require a BIOS boot order change (typically on older systems). I cannot reasonably provide guidance in this guide because of this. Put the Plop Boot Manager CD in the optical drive of your system. The steps to boot the CD will vary based on what BIOS your system uses. Put the Plop Boot Manager CD in the optical drive of your system. The steps to boot the CD will vary based on what BIOS your system uses.
  • The method each brand and BIOS use to boot from CD vary. Modern systems typically have a one-time boot menu that does not require BIOS changes to use. Many older systems do not have this and require a BIOS boot order change (typically on older systems). I cannot reasonably provide guidance in this guide because of this.

  • Put the Plop Boot Manager CD in the optical drive of your system. The steps to boot the CD will vary based on what BIOS your system uses.

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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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