Introduction

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, this guide will show you how to boot off of USB through alternate means. This only works with Linux distros. It does not support any other operating systems.

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 plop.at Once you are at plop.at, find the Boot Manager section. After you find the boot manager section, sinf PlopKExec Boot Manager.  Once you find it, download plopkexec.iso. The other options are not relevant to this guide.
  • Go to plop.at

  • Once you are at plop.at, find the Boot Manager section. After you find the boot manager section, sinf PlopKExec Boot Manager. Once you find it, download plopkexec.iso. The other options are not relevant to this guide.

  • If you need to boot from floppy, download plopkexec.img rather then the .iso file. The ISO will not work on a floppy disk.

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Find the ISO for PlopKexec on your system. Once you find it, burn it to a CD-R.
  • Find the ISO for PlopKexec on your system. Once you find it, burn it to a CD-R.

  • Due to the many variations in CD burning software, I am not providing instructions beyond this to avoid issues. You will have to figure out how to burn the ISO with the program you prefer using.

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Put the PlopKexec CD in the optical drive of your system. How you boot into it will depend  on the brand and age of the system. Some have a one time boot menu, while others require a boot order tweak. Every system will vary. Put the PlopKexec CD in the optical drive of your system. How you boot into it will depend  on the brand and age of the system. Some have a one time boot menu, while others require a boot order tweak. Every system will vary. Put the PlopKexec CD in the optical drive of your system. How you boot into it will depend  on the brand and age of the system. Some have a one time boot menu, while others require a boot order tweak. Every system will vary.
  • Put the PlopKexec CD in the optical drive of your system. How you boot into it will depend on the brand and age of the system. Some have a one time boot menu, while others require a boot order tweak. Every system will vary.

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Conclusion

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

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