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Old 09-26-2002, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question How to start Linux installation from floppy?


I just got a super computer (Pentium 100 MHz) that does have a
CD Drive, but can't boot from CD. Support is not built into BIOS.

I was wondering if it was possible to start linux installtion from
a floppy. If yes, how?

TIA,
 
Old 09-26-2002, 12:50 PM   #2
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Depending on the distro you are using, there is normally either a separate boot-floppy image you can dowload or you can get one off of the install cd and use the DOS RAWRITE utility to make a boot floppy.

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Old 09-26-2002, 09:24 PM   #3
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can u give somemore details?
any linux distro should have a floppy option. and if noy ypu can always download linux rescue disks and install from there
 
Old 09-26-2002, 10:08 PM   #4
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Well, I have boot floppies, and can always created one if I
wanted. However, once you boot from a floppy, how do you start
installation? Is there any program that one needs to execute?
Also, using a boot floppy, it is possible to install FreeBSD?
 
Old 09-26-2002, 11:17 PM   #5
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The FreeBSD site has info. on installing with boot floppies here:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...stall-pre.html

At the bottom of the page.

j.

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Old 09-27-2002, 01:57 AM   #6
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I am having sort of the same problem. I am using the Device Dump to create a boot disk to kick start my Slackware install at the setup prompt when I boot the floppy it says loading the kernel then i get the ........................... then says loading failure insert another boot disk. I don't know if thos are exact words but it is to that sort.

any suggestions? I am at the slackware site now so hopefully I will find something.
 
  


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