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Old 06-24-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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Question to install linux to Laptop which has rom boot ,cdrom and usb boot


Hello all



Need to install OS to old laptop (i've already posted a question regarded a low end linux OS and thanks all for the help)..My HP omnibookXE3 has CD-ROm but not working ,has no usb boot and no rom boot .
So now how do i have to install linux onto my laptop..
>>>>>>i've decided to install puppy but with the above problems i hav no option except floppy ...I really dont know how to do that ...
Is there any other way to install?????????




Thanks In Advance to all.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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If you can set the bios to usb boot, which your subject says that you have,
then the puppy cd should boot & run.
Are you happy with that, or do you want to install it to the hdd as well ?.

Edit : pushing F12 on boot-up often gives the option
to boot with a usb drive.

Last edited by pierre2; 06-24-2009 at 05:47 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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If you can set the bios to usb boot, which your subject says that you have,
then the puppy cd should boot & run.
Are you happy with that, or do you want to install it to the hdd as well ?.

Edit : pushing F12 on boot-up often gives the option
to boot with a usb drive.


>>>>>> i'm really soory abt that heading i was in a hurry .....my laptop has no rom boot,has cdrom but not working,has no USB booting option in BIOS
Well there is no such option in BIOS bcoz my laptop is very old.....
I need to install to HDD . cdrom is not working at all.....
So now how to install on it ?????

Last edited by vinnie_vinodh; 06-24-2009 at 11:54 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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Installing linux on a machine with a broken CD-ROM and no option to boot from USB is going to be difficult.

I'd take the machine apart, and see if I can replace the CD rom (it would be OK if the replacement didn't fit the case, it is just to boot from). Then try booting from that.

If that failed, I'd take out the HDD, install it in a USB enclosure, and install linux on it by using another computer. Then put it back.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:26 PM   #5
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Another idea: If the PC is running windows, take a look at UNetbootin (You'll probably need to D/L the windows version as I assume you are not running linux yet)
 
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You could try the debian netinstall.
http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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You could try the debian netinstall.
Doesn't that need PXE support in the BIOS ? (Not sure, I never tried it), and his BIOS doesn't offer it (I checked).
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:48 PM   #8
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Actually, I use plop bootmanager floppy on my toshiba 7000ct lappy and it works great.
lappy can't boot from usb and only has a floppy drive too.

I used plpbt.img, which is only bootmananager running off floppy

plpbtin.img will install(and uninstall) to MBR and works better.

Any distro you install will overwrite plop mbr install too,

( http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html )

sometimes works better with ext3/grub usb than fat32/syslinux usb
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #9
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Doesn't that need PXE support in the BIOS ? (Not sure, I never tried it), and his BIOS doesn't offer it (I checked).
AFAIK it will boot from floppy and load the driver for the network card
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:07 PM   #10
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Another idea: If the PC is running windows, take a look at UNetbootin (You'll probably need to D/L the windows version as I assume you are not running linux yet)
i already tried that one from windows (actually i had +windows xp+LInux)
and ended up in grub error 17 ..........
i also doubt that floppy is not working but gotta giv try with plop
Anyways thank you
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:21 PM   #11
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hey why not u try to install linux through network
by using nfs or ftp or http

its simple and resolve ur problem easily

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:31 PM   #12
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ur welcome any doughts we all here to help u
 
Old 06-26-2009, 12:27 PM   #13
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Off-topic:

Please don't use "txt-spk" on these forums.
They are difficult to read.

If you are too lazy to type, spell and punctuate, then many people will not bother to read, or respond to, your questions.
 
  


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