yes, I want to install Mandrake to my hard drive. I don't want to do a hardware install as I want to completely wipe Windows from the laptop. As I said, I can't use either a floppy or cd boot
Someone told me loadlin might work...as far as I understood what they said, I could use loadlin to restart my computer into the lunix kernel, then I could browse to my cd drive and use the cd to install Mandrake...so that's what I'm trying to do, but I'm not understanding the documetnation. I've downloaded the loadlin program, and I've pulled the vmlinuz file from the cd and placed it in the same folder as loadlin but I don't know what to do from there.
Another option I've been trying - but also not figureing out it, is a network install. I can put the Mandrake cd's into another computer (running XP) and try to install over my network...but I couldn't work out how to set that up.
If anyone could help me with either of these, or tell me a better way, I'd really appreciate it!