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Old 03-26-2004, 09:06 PM   #1
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Toshiba Portege 3015CT

Hi, I have a Toshiba Portege 3015CT, but I dont have CDROM drive, The questions is, How can I install some Linux Distibution?

Thanks a lot
Old 03-27-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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More Info Required

1. Does your notebook have USB?
2. Does your notebook have a Network Card?
3. Does your notebook have a floppy drive?

There are a number of solutions to your dilemma depending on your answers to the above question

if you answered YES to 1 and 3, then get/borrow a USB CDROM, make a floppy boot disk (find documentation for YOUR distro as to how exactly to do this. For redhat and fedora there is a directory with boot disk image files, and a copy of rawrite.exe in a directory on CD 1)

if you answered YES to 2 and 3, then follow your distros instructions on creating a boot disk, and doing a network install (requires you to be connected to another machine). Basically what happens is you dump the contents of the CDs to another machine, and then the boot disk drags them across the network and uses them for the install.

if you answered NO to 1 and 2, then I think you've got problems.
if you answered NO to 1, 2, and 3, then I KNOW you've got problems



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