Boot Disk and BootLoader, VectorLinux installation
Here is my problem:
I would like to install Vector Linux on my computer. I can download Vector linux from their site, and since I don't have a CD burner, I would like to copy to the hardrive and install it from there, which is possible according to the version I would like to download. However, it's expected that to do this you have to make a startup disk. I do not have a working floppy disk drive, so this is not possible.
I currently have a Mandrake 10.0 partition, as well as a windows 98 partition, and use a Mandrake Bootloader (lilo?) to select the operating system at startup.
Is there a way to use the Mandrake Bootloader (Lilo, or one of the others) to boot off of files on the hardrive as if booting from a startup disk? Is there a way to do it otherwise, such as is MS-DOS?
Is there a way to boot off of a Lexar JumpDrive flash memory stick?
Is it difficult to use the option of booting from a network, using an ethernet cable and another computer, even if they are not setup as a network?
I want to install Vector Linux 4.0 Download edition. Their download instructions simply say to install from the hardrive you have to boot from a floppy disk.