This is something I've spent days on the Net trying to get the answer to...
I was given an old Tecra 510CDT running Win98. The BIOS, strangely enough, doesn't have a 'boot from CD' option available... only FDD or HDD in various combinations. I upgraded to the latest BIOS (6.90) and that didn't fix this issue. Very strange.
I booted to DOS and tried getting a Windows upgrade CD to boot. No dice.
I did have some measure of success by booting to DOS using an old HP Win95 boot floppy, which contains some proprietary code. By doing this, the Tecra was ready to read and load the OS from the CD drive.
was ready, at that point, to insert the Win2kPro CD and see if it would overwrite the existing HD, but didn't want to until I had the following question answered just in case I ruined the existing HD data in an irretrievable way.
I'm guessing that the command I seek is inside the HP boot disk, but I'm not quite that tech savvy.
I need to wipe the HD and run fdisk etc. (which I know how to do), then perform a clean OS install, but need to get the exact DOS command to cause the machine to begin "reading" from the OS disc and install it to the newly cleaned HD..
What "simple" technique will get the job done?
Many thanks in advance.