Ugh.. been reading everything I can about hacking this thing, but I still can't get it to boot a CF. I can get into the BIOS no problem. I had to try three different CFs before finding one that would be recognised. I've set D: to be first boot, C: to second, and Floppy A: to third.
I'm running WinXP, so I was trying ia1hacking.com's XP install instructions. I used Disk Probe to write the eltorito.img to my 128MB CF. My first try booting, I just kept getting a "Boot Failed" error message. I thought maybe the image was corrupt, so I redownloaded it from somewhere else. Now I get a message that says:
"Operating system not found on hard drive.
Operating system not found on hard drive.
Operating system not found on any device. Press any key to try again."
I noticed in the comments for eltorito.img on ia1hacking.com it says:
"The Slackware El Torito image allows you to make bootable removable media. For Win2000/XP systems, dolly this onto your CF card and then use dskprobe to write the appropriate image file onto it."
So... I'm not sure how exactly I'm supposed to do that. Like, am I supposed to use dolly to write the eltorito.img, then figure out where the last sector is and set that as the start point for a midori image or something? I'm thinking about trying to find someone with Win98 to create a boot CF because at this point that seems way easier...
Any thoughts? Suggestion? Portents of doom?