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Convert DataProtector PXE boot floppy to boot CD for recovery

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Hi

I currently use HP Dataprotector 5.5 recovery boot floppies to boot up a server
to do recovery via network / PXE.

However, recent new servers don't come with floppy drives.  I've tried connecting
USB floppy drives to the IBM X-series servers but they would not boot up from those
floppies.

Those new servers are able to boot up from their built-in CD drive though (as I've
tried using an Acronis boot CD).  I only have 1 Acronis licence so taking Acronis
backup is not an option, rather the Central Backup for the servers is using HP dataprotector.

Anyway to convert the Dataprotector floppies to boot CD?

Any other option/solution?
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johnb6767 earned 390 total points
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What is WinImage?
http://www.winimage.com/winimage.htm

This should allow you to create an image of the floppys, and inject them into a single image file, and burn to CD.... Been a while since I have used it tho....
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Hi

Thanks, I've just been to the above link :
are you able to provide me some instruction on how to transfer the boot files/records
/sectors from the floppy to the CDROM media?

I was told by a friend that the PXE boot for Data protector is rather sensitive and it
looks for some sort of PXE device before it allows bootup to the Dataprotector backup
server.

Also, I have an old Norton Ghost 8 boot CD which when I boot up on my Thinkpad does
not allow me to go into Ghost but rather I get to see a number of MSDOS utilities/tools
(like fdisk, format), will Winimage help with this?
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by:sunhux
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Or would Winimage automatically copy everything into place such that the CD
is bootable?

>are you able to provide me some instruction on how to transfer the boot files/
> records /sectors from the floppy to the CDROM media?
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