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Old 04-06-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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No hd, flashdrive, dbd, or cd


How do I install from internet from bios? I have internet, but that is it. My cpu poped and I got a busted replacement pc with no hd. I do have a 32gb flashdrive. I need to have anyfhing soon. This thing has an old intell p4 and 1gb ram.

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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Install to what?
 
Old 04-07-2014, 06:38 AM   #3
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Sorry I had a typo. I meant I haven't a backup OS on any of those devices. I would like to I.stall to the flashdrive. It is 32gb. Is it possible to connect online with linux mint from the bios and install to my flashdrive from there? Linux mint was just an example, at this moment I don't really care shich OS is used as long as it works.
 
Old 04-07-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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there are a lot of live CDs you can write on your flash drive, but you need to boot a system first. bios itself cannot do that for you.
 
Old 04-07-2014, 09:53 AM   #5
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Although, depending on your hardware it is possible to install from the BIOS i.e PXE. However, it requires a separate server to host the files which you may not have the extra hardware or a task that you want to take on at the moment.

Installing an image to the flash drive on another PC is your only choice at the moment.
 
Old 04-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #6
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Hmm, so I must nave a boot image. Can I do this with my cell phone? Download and install at the same time?
 
Old 04-07-2014, 11:40 AM   #7
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Probably not. You might want to search for more information on how to use your phone as a boot drive...

http://let-the-reader-understand.blo...-as-linux.html
 
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I have a friend that uses ArchLinux and he let me connect via Internet and clone his OS. It wasn't easy and I don't recall all the steps taken to get this done. This allowed me to have something to work with. Now I have Ubuntu 9.10 running, which is good for now. I just needed something, anything till my new cpu arrives.
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