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Old 03-30-2003, 11:52 PM   #16
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ls shows the current directory, which is likely to be your home folder.

If you change to / you can ls there
cd /
ls

or

ls /
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:14 PM   #17
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I'm not sure I can help, generally, but I think I see the communication breakdown. Like if it was a DOS boot floppy, you'd be running DOS in RAM and if you wanted to transfer *just* the floppy's system from the diskette to the hard drive, you'd 'sys c:' from the prompt (and maybe 'copy *.*' after that) and it would let you boot a copy of the floppy system from the hard drive. And you want to know how to do that in Linux, right? That I don't know. Do you have the boot and root images on floppy? Would swapping them in and 'dd'ing them work? Probably not, but I don't know.

Why not just install a regular system, though?
I intend to install Mandrake 9 on this laptop, but it has no CD-ROM on it and I have no network card for it. Right now, the only Linux I have to push it is a floppy-booted distro. I'd like to know how to transfer this Linux to my hard disk until I get a PC-Card LAN and can then (theoredically) install Mandrake 9.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 11:17 PM   #18
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if it's a linux system that boots from a floppy like tomsrtbt then it runs in ram and there is absolutly nothing to gain by putting it on a hard drive. you boot it and log in and you have linux. Now you insert the lan card and configure your network. format the hard drive and mount it. then you download the install files that you are using to do a hard drive install with to the mounted drive, and follow the installation instructions.
 
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So I guess I might better just make that Mandrake 9 boot disk and do a network install from my desktop box, huh? Unfortunately, I have yet to get a network card for my laptop (maybe next week ).
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:27 PM   #20
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that should work fine
 
Old 04-05-2003, 09:47 PM   #21
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How do I go about making a Linux boot disk that will work for a network install? I have yet to successfully make one.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:43 AM   #22
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what's it doing?

The disk should boot up and prompt for your NIC type and then you can configure it. Then you can give the server that shares the cd.
 
  


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