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Old 08-14-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question Net-install Debian Sarge HOWTO?


Hello,

Would just like to say quickly "Thank you for your tireless work and suffering labouring for us newbies. Your assistance is gratefully appreciated! God Bless you all!!" Phew! I needed to say that...

I have a Compaq Armada E500 (P3 800, 128mb RAM, 50Gb HDD, CD and FD drives) I have a copy of knoppix STD (got the wrong one by accident ) I have a cable connection to the internet, but no CD burner around.

How would I go about installing Debian Sarge straight from the internet? is it possible? a where-to-go and what-to-do would be wonderful. I did try googling it and there was little success, but while you fine and heroic lot answer yet another newbies wining problems, I will do that which is responsible and google away!

Chaps Away!
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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If you do not have a cd burner you can use floppies.

Debian -- Booting from floppy disks and installing using the network
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the site, while very enlightening following the links to the manual. The manual itself did not talk about floppy disk installation. Plus i didnt know what architecture i was on
 
Old 08-14-2005, 04:25 PM   #4
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A.2. Booting the installer,
Quote:
Floppy

If you can't boot from CD, you can download floppy images to install Debian. You need the floppy/boot.img, the floppy/root.img and possibly one of the driver disks.

The boot floppy is the one with boot.img on it. This floppy, when booted, will prompt you to insert a second floppy use the one with root.img on it.

If you're planning to install over the network, you will usually need the floppy/net-drivers.img, which contains additional drivers for many ethernet cards, and support for PCMCIA.
If you are running a windows system right now then more than likely your system is a i386.

You could always try Ubuntu they have a pretty decent guide on howto install over the net.
Ubuntu Forums - HOWTO: Install Ubuntu Linux without burning a cd
 
  


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