Installing: No Floppy, CD Don't Boot
How would I go about installing Linux (maybe Mandrake 9 or something) on a machine that has a CDROM but no floppy, and the CDROM is not bootable? My laptop can either have a floppy, but no CDROM, or a CDROM, but no floppy. I tried dd-ing the floppy image to the hard disk in several ways, but just got numbers on the screen. That is the only thing I have tried that has gotten a response from the computer. Installing from another machine then moving the hard disk leaves some devices and Linux components (like X-Free 86) unuseable, even after I tried to configure them.
Last edited by lectraplayer; 09-21-2003 at 09:23 PM.