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Old 03-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
Silverflow
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Ancient Dell Latitude LT, Debian.exe, grub says "out of disk"


Hi everyone,

I have an old dell latitude LT without a screen, floppy drive, or CD drive. It does have Windows 2000 installed and an ethernet card. I want to turn this old laptop into a Debian server.

So I installed debian.exe in Windows 2000, rebooted, chose the "Debian Installer" option on the Windows boot loader menu, and then I just get the grub> command line without any visible errors. Typing "linux /debian/linux" in the grub command line gives "error: out of disk." This has me stumped. Can anyone help?

Last edited by Silverflow; 03-19-2008 at 04:05 PM. Reason: The debian option is on the windows boot loader--not grub.
 
Old 03-20-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
Larry Webb
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How large is your hd and how much room has windows taken up? If you have 128 meg of ram is there a way you can borrow an external floppy or cd? If there was a way to run a small live distro you could check a lot more options.
 
  


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