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Installing Linux on a Laptop

By Deadend ·
Ok, I have an old Pentium 100mhz laptop, that has swapable floppy/cdrom. I want to install linux on it, but how do i do that when i can only have one in at a time? And is there any way to install it without hte floppy drive at all? Any distro will work as long as its fairly small.

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by Deadend In reply to Installing Linux on a Lap ...

Also the system wont boot form a cdrom, only from a floppy or hard drive.

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by joematus In reply to Installing Linux on a Lap ...

I've done it plenty of times using different versions of RedHat. Use the cdroms and set your bios so that it can boot from a cdrom. You won't need the floppy.

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umm.. did you read my comment? It wont boot from cdrom, there isnt an option for that in the bios.

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by joematus In reply to Installing Linux on a Lap ...

umm.. why did you post your comment after I answered your question?

Now you're saying you only can boot from a floppy disk but you want to do the install without using the floppy drive? Not possible.

You can create floppy boot disks and then install the linux from the CDs or even from an ftp server, but I don't know how to do an install without booting from a floppy or a CD.

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by Deadend In reply to

well. the comment was posted BEFORE you asnwered... casue i posted it right after i wrote the question... And I no longer need this question answered...

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