Originally posted by timmer
all motherboards are different
That has no corelation to anything in this scenario. All motherboards may be different, but they are all on the same standards. If you CORRECTLY make a bootable disc, you set the boot priority in the BIOS to Floppy first and let it boot to that. After doing some things, it will come to a command prompt, whereas all drives are bumped up one drive letter, assuming you made a disk with an MS RAMDrive. If no RAMDrive was made, than everything will stay the same. You will know if you made a disc with no RAM Drive, as you cannot do that within Windows and have to get a third party disc.
The process for booting from a floppy is the same on all PC's, regardless of the year or the motherboard or anythign else.