Installing linux from the web
My laptop with RH9 on it just crashed and messed things up real badly (linux boots with loads of error-messages and X and most applications wont run). Since I did not really like some of RH9's perculiarities, I choose to see things on the bright side and think of this as a nice opportunity to try out some other distro(s). But, and this is my question, I was wondering how easy it is to install a distro using the web.
I only have a USB floppy drive, which can't be used to boot the laptop. I can boot by CDROM (have a RH9 bootable cdrom and some live distros), but I would really like to try to install debian or slackware or so over the net.
How does one go about such an enterprise? Is it possible at all? Do I first partition the harddisk (for instance using the RH9 cdrom)? Is there a well-documented comprehensive (i'm a relative newbie) support page for this?
Any suggestions are welcome.