First post, by user33331
Socket 7/8 boards when can I safely expect that booting from a cd-rom is possible ?
- Coarse date when booting from cd was commonly available ?
- When around 1996-1997 ? What bios versions had boot from a cd-rom available ?
For example for "Intel bios".
When installing win98 to socket7/8 is it common to:
-1st install dos and then install win98 from cd.
"Booting from CD-ROM is supported in adherence to the “El Torito” v. 1.0 bootable CD-ROM
format specification developed by Phoenix Technologies and IBM. Under the Boot Options field
in Setup, CD-ROM is one of four possible boot devices which are defined in priority order. The
default setting is for floppy to be the primary boot device and hard drive to be the secondary boot
device. If CD-ROM is selected, it must be the first device."
A copy of “El Torito” v. 1.0 is available on the Phoenix Web page