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Old 07-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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how to instal linux into a laptop with no t cd/dvd


hi
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i have a small compaq mini (with xp)which i would like to use as my linux education shuttle
is there a way to install without cd
 
Old 07-10-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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Yes, you can use a pendrive for that. A common program to make an USB-stick bootable and copy a Linux install-disc/live-CD to it is unetbootin. After you have done this you simply can boot from the USB-device and either use it as live-system or install from it to the harddisk.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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PXE installs are still common.

The most easy way to setup a pxe is to use knoppix terminal server. From there you can install almost any pxe bootable distro.

One can use the intenet even with a floppy or usb. GPXE and Ipxe can be used to sites like netboot.me and boot.kernel.org and I think fedora had a site.

You can borrow a usb cd drive from some friend.

You may be able to use boot floppies still to get to most major distro's ftp sites.

If you have wubi you may be able to run it from a mounted virtual cd in windows.

Might be able to use grub4dos to boot to a cd image.

Pendrive and things like compact flash and sd cards may work on some models.

There are things like virtual machines if you have enough ram.

See colinux to run linux at the same time.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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Visit pendrivelinux website for they have plenty usefull info, tips and guides about this topic. If you don't want use USB you can also attach external CD|DVD drive to laptop.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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if you are trying to install Ubuntu Linux? then Wubi is Better for you.
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click.
the Safest way to install and Uninstall Ubuntu Linux is Wubi becoz it acts as a Windows Application
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/

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if you are trying to install Ubuntu Linux? then Wubi is Better for you.
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click.
the Safest way to install and Uninstall Ubuntu Linux is Wubi becoz it acts as a Windows Application
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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if you are trying to install Ubuntu Linux? then Wubi is Better for you.
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click.
the Safest way to install and Uninstall Ubuntu Linux is Wubi becoz it acts as a Windows Application
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/

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---------- Post added 07-11-11 at 04:22 AM ----------

if you are trying to install Ubuntu Linux? then Wubi is Better for you.
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click.
the Safest way to install and Uninstall Ubuntu Linux is Wubi becoz it acts as a Windows Application
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/

384 MB memory

Harddisk Space 5 GB harddisk space

Operating System Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista
 
Old 07-10-2011, 06:58 PM   #7
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Wink Easy Installation of Linux without Pendrive and CDS

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hi
(i oppologize if this q was asked many times)
i have a small compaq mini (with xp)which i would like to use as my linux education shuttle
is there a way to install without cd
Dear Friend,
If you are wishing to install Ubuntu Linux?
then i recommend Wubi Software.Because Wubi is not Risk(No Pen-drive,No Cd,No requirement of Input Devices lol)
Wubi is a windows Application which allows you to Install Ubuntu Linux from Windows itself.
Wubi is really safe,So you can install and uninstall Ubuntu Linux Safely without harming your Windows Xp.
Download Wubi from here.
http://wubi.sourceforge.net/
Its easy and Enjoy,Friend
 
  


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