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how to install Linux over the network

By Blue screen ·
i have a busted cd rom drive and i have fedora core 4 cd's, my floppy drive works fine and want to install linux using my server to my desktop using a floppy drive.
how do i make a linux boot floppy and what have to be setup on the server?
i have a DC 2003 network.

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by Halfpint In reply to how to install Linux over ...

If you go to one of the Fedora mirrors you will find a file boot.iso that you can transfer on to several floppies in order to start a network install. Have a look at http://www.thisiscool.com/fcfloppy.htm Alternatively beg, borrow or buy a CD-ROM drive? I installed Suse 9.3 last night from a 50MB boot CD-Rom and FTP 1.8GB download. Very impressed so far.

Regards, Martin

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by Blue screen In reply to how to install Linux over ...

okay i did all that but the problem is i get an error can't login to the ftp site i can with an xp pc do i need to set something on the DC 2003 server for the linux to connect?

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by jmgarvin In reply to how to install Linux over ...

Red Hat and Red Hat-alikes (FC4 included) can create kickstart disks. So my suggestion is to do just that:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/part-install-info.html
http://fedoranews.org/blog/?p=650

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