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Old 9th October 2022
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Default Plop. That's the sound of a boot manager booting PCs off media they can't start from

From https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/...anager_boot_a/

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Elmar Hanlhofer's Plop Boot Managers are a small family of tiny tools to enable booting from media that a computer can't usually boot from.

Before you point out that all modern computers can boot from USB – the boot managers also work well in virtual machines, where USB boot support is still a lot rarer. Yes, of course, you can virtually "insert" an ISO file into your VM's virtual CD-ROM, but if you want to boot a VM from a real physical USB key, it's not so easy.

The programs are tiny: they fit onto a single floppy disk (even a 720kB one), and the ISO image is about half a megabyte.
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It was discussed a little in this 2014 thread: Plop boot manager
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