Would anyone like a DIY on making a shift boot for your car?
Topic by Morte_Moya 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello everbody. I am working on a project (which you wil find out about in a few months) and I need to know how to boot a windows PC int MSDOS or DOS. I need to be able to run windows programs whil in dos. EXE programs, not self contained. Can someone please help me?
Topic by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I was following the instructions on apcmag for dual booting XP and Vista with Vista installed first and ran into a problem. Once I had gotten to the part about adding an entry for XP to easybcd I got stuck. The drive letter selection was grayed out. I added XP to the list anyway, and went into change settings. I set XP to the correct drive letter there, but when I rebooted and selected XP from the menu, I got a ntldr error immediately. Any help would be much appreciated.
Topic by jasper28 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am looking towards creating a dual boot scenario on my computer (XP, and Ubuntu) and I am in need of a bit of assistance. Some background and foundation: Present OS = XP SP2The main partition is NTFS, however the "backup" partition is FAT(16 or 32, I am not sure)Now, to my main question: I realize I can partition this further so I can have a dual boot situation, but I am worried about losses that may occur. I haven't had much time lately to read up on the process, but I have seen warnings about loss of data files, etc. and my being cautious to a fault, I haven't proceeded any further in my quest. So, what precautions should I take, and what is going to be the process I need to follow to get to where I want to be?
Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I've had my pair of Danner boots for 5 years, going on six. I do everything in them, hiking, welding, motorcycle riding, only taking them off to go to sleep, so they get alot of abuse. I use Mink oil on mine, heating them up a little from the inside then applying the oil. Of course I clean them off first with a damp rag and a little bit of soap if needed. I've had my Danners re-soled once so far and had a few seams re-sewn. Who knows how long they'll last. They have a little crack where they get toe creased but other than that they're great.
Topic by iwelder43 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Im trying to find hooks that are used most commonly on boots. These boots are a good example: http://www.whitesboots.com/assets/img/categories/boots.jpgIve looked all over the web, but can't seem to find anything even similar. I don't make shoes, so I really don't know where to start to find them, I may not even have the right name. I need them to make a type of corset. If anyone knows what Im talking about and could help I'd appreciate it alot! I just am completely clueless! Please help!!
Topic by ricecrispytreats 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I dunno if you have ever seen this guys 'rocket boots' (not really rocket powered) but they are sort of neat. They do not get the same results as simple mechanical leaf spring sort of moon boots I see, but the concept is pretty interesting for those of us who are fans of combustibles. this is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7s-tnzPZ3c article http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News-Comments.asp?NewsNum=740 Now my question: How would you improve this sort of unimpressive piston powered boot? I was thinking if one could double or even triple the chamber size of that piston, or use multiples of them, maybe use a more potent combustible than gasoline.
Topic by ThorsMitersaw 8 years ago
Ok I have a server compaq proliant running UBUNTU ( and i love ubuntu but i need to boot into SLAX ) And I am trying to set my computer to boot from usb but it dosent have that option because the usb ports are pci cards. So my question is is there a floppy disk image or cd image that will tell bios to boot from the usb port ?
Topic by littlechef37 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I had installed Ubuntu as a program that I can run within windows, just to try it out. Turns out it didn't quite fit my needs. When my computer boots up, it gave me the option to boot from windows or Ubuntu. Well, since I no longer want Ubuntu, I uninstalled it following the directions given by their website. I still have the option to boot Ubuntu when my computer starts up, but when I select it, It won't boot. I want Ubuntu out of my options to boot from. Anybody know how I would remove it from the list?
Question by dkop1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a nice ($15) pair of steel-toed work boots that are great, but they aren't waterproof. Being too lazy to buy actual boot waterproofer, I would like to know if anyone knows whether spray enamel (clear coat) would do the same thing. My boots are leather (synthetic, I'm sure) and nylon (I think). I could probably mask the leather off, so it would not be affected by overspray. I was just wondering, in case anyone ha ever done this before. Thanks!
Topic by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I really nead some help. I am trying to run a bootable linux from a flash drive. but my computer won't boot from a flash drive. I found this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Boot-from-usb-on-an-old-pc-without-modding-the-BIO/ Howeverthe file that is linked in this instructable is not there anymore. It is the key to the whole thing. If somebody could help me find this or something like this I would appreciate it. Many thanks.
Question by nurdee1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Last night, I wanted some files off my laptop drive, so I stuck it in an external enclosure and plugged it into my desktop (whilst on). I then turned off the desktop without unplugging my laptop drive and turned it on again today, forgetting to unplug it. I have USB booting enabled, so it tried to boot from the laptop drive and as I was out of the room when it was booting, it entered the recovery partition as the hardware is incompatible. I have done this before, so I just turned off my computer, unplugged the drive, and restarted. Instead of booting from my primary internal drive, it got stuck on the post screen. It detected it, but wouldn't go any further. I then thought that it was still looking for the USB drive, so changed the boot order and removed usb boot, same problem. Removing my primary drive just returned the error "disk boot error, insert boot drive and press enter to continue", so I inserted the primary hard drive (I have it in a hot-swap bay, so it can easily be removed, although being my primary hard drive, not "hot"). After doing so, it kept returning a similar error. I then figured that it was still looking for my laptop drive as a primary boot device, so I cleared CMOS with the jumper and after setting it up again, disabling every other bootable interface except the sata port my primary drive is connected to, and it still just gets stuck on post. I have left it about 10 mins and still get the same problem. It is also hard to enter BIOS or any of the other utilities, as it waits until after post, so I have to either remove all drives or insert the laptop drive in it's enclosure. How can I get my desktop to boot from the primary hard drive again? Inserting the install disk is also hard, because I don't actually have a DVD drive yet, so I installed Windows 7 extended trial through a memory stick from my laptop with a disk drive. I have since deleted it off my memory stick, and my laptop is now in pieces hooked up to my monitor/keyboard/mouse instead of my desktop. It is on it's back and the hard drive bay is open in case I need it again. My BIOS is award with additional features on a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 board. Both drives are Hitachi sata-II drives, one being 3.5" and one being 2.5".
Question by andy70707 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I recently built two computers with amd fx-4300 processors, geforce 650 ti video cards, generic 4Gb memory, generic power supplies and GIGABYTE 78LMT-S2P motherboards. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the systems and began installing various programs I needed. When I was done for the day I shut down the computers and turned off the powerstrip. The next day when I went to start them up, I was getting a boot error. After inserting an Ubuntu live disk into the computer, I checked the hard drive, which opened up no problem and still contained all of the files from the os. The rule out the software I was installing, I reinstalled Linux on both computers, and rebooted, after which point there seemed to be no problem, until I turned off the powerstrip again and I got another boot error when I went to turn them back on. Thinking it might be the disk I was using to install linux, I burned another disk with the same os and tried that, and the problem persisted. The fact that it happened on both systems leads me to beleive that it isnt a hardware defect, but possibly and incompatibility between hardware parts, or a bios issue. Has anyone else ever encountered a situation like this where the os doesn't load after the power supply is switched on and off? If so, what causes it and what can I do to fix it? Edit: It seems that it actually fails to boot every time it is shut down, though it works fine when it is only rebooted. Edit#2: Interestingly enough, if i run a hard disk check from the live dvd, and then reboot with the disk in, it loads from the hard drive, but then after the next shutdown, it does the same thing Edit#3: After doing a disk check and it says no errors, it says to click a button to reboot. When I do this it gives me this message after it reboots, "Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery" on the one computer I hit f to automatically fix it, which isn't a permanent fix because the drive coninues to have problems, but will boot after i hit f, and then not after i shutdown again. On the other computer, I hit m, and it gave me the message, "Root filesystem check failed. A maintanence shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system." The shell is from the hard drive, not the cd.
Question by danielemur 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
This little tutorial shows you how to make some funky boots out of an old sweater, a cheap pair of flats, and some hot glue. Looks pretty quick and easy if you have a handy sweater to sacrifice to the cause. Link via CRAFT
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My rubber boots ripped recently, and I have decided to make a replacement pair (with no heels and knee-high) out of duct tape. Problem is, I have no clue how to do so!
I am experimenting with a pattern for a boot, but I feel like I'm flying blind. If someone has done this please post an Instructable!
Question by rachel 10 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Lace up, easy, thigh high boots. little heel, or no heel. Traditional.
Question by KTH 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm having difficulty in figuring out how to make shoes out of rubber sheets (for several costumes). Is there a basic pattern? Thanks!
Hullo. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on a suitable paint to be used on Wellington boots (aka gumboots). It would have to be flexible and waterproof so that it doesn't crack when the boots are worn. I have some plain black boots and it would be nice to jazz them up a bit, and I don't want to buy ridiculous 'designer' boots.
Topic by aliciaecm 11 years ago
I want to dual boot the FEL fedora distro and ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop which seems very capable of supporting both separately, but not yet together. I want to know if its possible to have them dual boot or if I need a different version of one or both for it to be compatible.
Question by The Ideanator 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm trying to make my dog some boots. I've found the perfect material that I would like to use...it's a soft silicone.. I'd like to use this that is pictured...but of course if anyone knows where I can buy this material to make to measure I'd really appreciate it. Or ideas on how to cut/ mold or reshape this into a boot for my dog?
Topic by Lemonpoppyseed 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I have ubuntu currently installed. it is working fine, its just that i wanna use slackware too, i know that they can be dual booted together and all that fancy stuff. so i guess what i wanna know is how to dual boot them together. and if you could add some pictures that would be a real help. but if you cant than can you make your directions as specific as possible that would work. Thanks.
Topic by girrrrrrr2 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
How to make a Gravity Boots pair ? Hi guys,to start, excuse me for my bad english i'm a frenchy guy and i start with the english. If i come here today, it's because i would like to make a pair of Inversion Boots (or gravity boots), as this one : http://www.inversionusa.com/images/teeter/bootsracksbars/barmedium.jpg It's for my back health =P I thinked that it could be possible with an old pair of ski boots, or to do all, with a PVC pipe, but i don't know how to join the wo parts. So be cool if my english is too bad, i will progress. Thanks ;)
Question by no-fonte 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Well I finally went clothes shopping, a rare occurrence for me. Mainly I was looking for new boots, my old ones have holes worn right through them in the soles, which are detaching from the rest of them slowly, the metal spines fell out long ago via the holes... My new boots are 14 eyelet NPS, they're great, though breaking them in is a little rough on it, along with that they're the most expensive boots I've ever had, Â£105! the last ones were around Â£30 and so were most of my previous ones, though I did once make a pair of Â£10 boots last two years, by stapling the soles back on with a high power staple gun eventually. The suit's a good thing too! we were in TK Maxx, a cheapish store full of loads of stuff, I've gotten some interesting shoes from their random buckets before, so they were first port of call while returning jeans I'd been given that wouldn't fit me... I came off with a two piece suit instead, despite owning many vintage jackets and a couple of pairs of trousers I've never owned a suit, or a new suit jacket for that matter, which is cool... Last one, on sale perfect fit on me, well the jacket's only a 38" chest so it makes it a tight fit but not uncomfortable since it has a little play in it. The boots are good and very solid but I'm having to get used to the big soles on them since most of mine have been smaller than that, they look taller than they are on the outside though so it's not too bad. I'm proud of myself for making a decision on things in a day, it's not likely me to buy clothes unless they're impractical or over the top, well the boots may be a little... Also I've decided to quit smoking, went to doctors office on friday having set that date and the fool told me to go on through the weekend and wait until monday, saying that can be my date... I wasn't amused, however I have one left and it shall be my last... Along with this I've got a few job interviews lined up, it's hard getting a chance at jobs in these times but it's a start... My quitting smoking is directly related to 'ibles - I want money to fund projects, and I want money to socialize etc. Next week I shall have a project that's been long awaited by many if I get the metal working done in tech... Speaking of tech all is well there too, course is brilliant and I've been doing loads of interesting stuff. It's seems a bit odd to be posting all this stuff but many an 'ibler has given me abuse about smoking, though it was far beyond their rights to criticize me personally or make irrelevant comments I do think it's about time I quit, 5 years wasting money. Anybody else any life changes?Notable lack of lovelife rubbish, it's too topsy turvy to get in to without a ten thousand word essay...
Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Thought this deserved some looking at:can you answer these questions right?13. If you are standing on the Moon, and holding a rock, and you let it go, it will:(a) float away(b) float where it is(c) move sideways(d) fall to the ground(e) none of the above25. When the Apollo astronauts wre on the Moon, they did not fall off because:(a) the Earth's gravity extends to the Moon(b) the Moon has gravity(c) they wore heavy boots(d) they had safety ropes(e) they had spiked shoes My prediction is that most of you will get the question right, as instructables is a scientific community.Check the link for detailshttp://www.phys.ufl.edu/~det/phy2060/heavyboots.html
Topic by flio191 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
If i were to mod a pair of tabi boots to be laceup for suport and security and insert a cut sport insole for padding, would they be worthy of free running? PLEASE dont steal my idea without my say so, or if you do please give credit to me.
Question by l96470fps 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Working on an Instructable for how to rock the windows/linux dual-boot... does anyone know how people get screenshots of boot screens and bios menus? I'm really trying to avoid just using a camera and doing it the ugly way.
Question by daedalus12 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I just want to make sure I have this right before I go ahead... So, right now I have two drives. One is partitioned into two, one half is Win Xp(about 60gb), the other completely blank(about 20gb). Then, my slave drive is just for backup. I'm planning on installing Ubuntu onto that blank partition. By doing so, it shouldn't affect any of the files on either of the other drives, right? And when it boots it should boot into Windows as usual unless I directed to go to that partition since the windows drive is the first in the boot order. This, I think, should work without worrying about anything getting wiped right? And this setup won't have the OS's conflicting with each other? Would I have to use GRUB and if so how? Help, is greatly appreciated.
Question by Rockerx 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by dishdr 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a Dell Dimension E521 and i try to boot it and all that happens is the power button blinks. any ideas?
Question by gantyman 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I use both Acronis and Parted Magic from boot CD’s, How can I make a custom menu that would use the arrow keys and enter to choose either Acronis or Parted magic (or another bootable program/ os) and then boot that?
Question by XOIIO 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have 2 RP's . One made in the UK. one Chinese Version. the same SD card that boots up with no issues on the UK one , doesn't boot up on the other. only the power LED comes on. The faulty one did work for a week or two. is it possible to repair ? Thanks
Question by talicohen 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Okay, i've found a site that tells step by step how to set up a dual boot system(?). Problem is i'm not a computer genius, but i'm not a total computer idiot. So my question is, is this site helping or trying to misguide me? http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp(in case it doesn't post)
Topic by wingman246 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
The computer boots fine if i unplug the mains then replug - it will then boot perfectly normal, once i turn it off tho it just refuses to turn on, doesnt get to post (screen stays black), so i have to unplug it again and it works fine... have tried different PSU's, CPU's and ram, out of ideas
Question by Ralim 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want a duct tape shoe that doesnt look too much like crap. It can have a bunch of other stuff, as long as it has mostl duct tape.
Question by MacLean 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
All the steps explain how to use the product after purchase... I may be wrong, but, why is that even allowed here? It was also featured in the last Instructables Email that I got.... I just don't get it. Here's the instructable Additional Note: It seems that almost (if not) all, the ibles by that author are showing how to use the same "product" in another way. Doesn't that just open the door to every marketing department out there to get free product advertising??? (Seriously, think about all the ible's with Fitz's giving yet another use for the smart chop...)
Question by canucksgirl 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
It's rainy season in Mexico and I just bought a pair of black PVC boots that I would like to decorate myself, but I don't know what kind of water-proof paint I can use on this material or if maybe vinyl transfer/stickers are a good idea. Any suggestions?
Question by elenabw2010 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago