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Old 03-07-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
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Ok, I'm fairly new to Linux and need some help on how to install RedHat 9.0 Linux on a box with only a HD and a floppy drive. I have no way of installing a CDROM on this box except as a USB device (which is what I'm trying to install from).

My problem is that the box I'm installing on, does not support booting from USB. How can I boot from a floppy disk to install from a USB floppy.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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There should be some DOS utilities on the disk (under something like "dosutils"). You can use them to write a boot floppy while in Win.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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Ok, making bootdisk.img and drvblock.img now. Thanks. Will let everyone know how I fair.

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Old 03-07-2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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Works great, thanks
 
  


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