Most distributions these days are so large they won't even fit on three compact discs, much less on a set of floppies. It would require thousands of floppies to install a modern Linux distribution.
In order to install linux using floppies, you would have to use an old - very old - distribution, most likely. And that distribution probably will not recognize any of your modern hardware and won't work.
So, here's some suggestions:
1. Purchase an external DVD burner that will hook up to a usb port on your computer and enjoy backing up your system as well as installation from CD's.
2. Plug your laptop into a network and install from another machine across the network.
3. Install directly to disk using the Suse FTP site for Suse 9.1 - I think they have some sort of installation routine you run straight off of their site where it downloads a package to configure your system and then continues over the internet. You better have a darned fast internet connection for that, however, which doesn't disconnect.
4. Take your laptop in to someone and have them install a CD drive for it. You really don't have much excuse here - a CD rom costs less than a typical meal these days. You can get a top of the line DVD burner for $127.