Thanks for the links guys. I used them.
Debian and Gentoo are perhaps a bit difficult for me. I wanted to try Ubuntu but I got an error during the installation ("Permission denied" when trying to run ./debootstrap). So perhaps I'll stick with Suse, which I know a bit.
Anyway, grub-install worked smoothly and installed GRUB to the MBR without problems. What a surprise.
The reason I want to avoid CDs is pure ideology. Seems to me that physical media (disks) are not the future. The network is the future. Might as well learn how to do it diskless now, because disks won't exist in a few years. And also, I object to wasting 50 cents on a blank disk.
Last edited by rollo; 03-01-2006 at 05:32 PM.