[aix thinkpad] Installing WinNT 3.51 onto 820 without a floppy drive

Rowan Hawkins rjhawkin at nand.net
Sun Jun 19 18:38:16 CDT 2005

It wasnt too difficult for me to find the external floppy drive for 
the power series.  It was the same one as for some of the intel series 
machines, TP350 I think.  I'll get the P/N # when I Im at home next.

Rowan Hawkins

----   On 2005-06-19 5:00pm -0500 Trevor Cordes descanted:
:On  9 Jun, Tero Kaarlela wrote:
:>    Is there a way of installing Winnt 3.51 or 4.0 from CD onto 820 
:> without a floppy drive? I can get to cd from Open firmware prompt. I 
:> have heard that file setupldr can  be ran from there somehow but I have 
:> no idea how.
:I believe you need to boot from the "ARCLOADER" floppy, the image of
:which is available on the IBM FTP sites linked from my web page.  I've
:never tried NT on TP but lots of people used to do it.
:What you'd do if you don't have a FD drive is anyone's guess.  It might
:not be possible.  Wait to see if anyone else here knows any tricks.
:Good luck!
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