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Ya you can install it through windows.
You need to create a boot diskete which will contain the image file.
You need to copy the image file into your floppy.
It is in the directory images .
If you want to boot from hard disk you need to write the hd.img
file into your disk or if you want to boot from the network you need to write network.img file.
You can use the rawrite or winimage software for writing the requisite files into your floopy.
Use that floopy to boot the computer ( take care that your boot preferences are valid.)
And then follow the instructions as guided by the wizard.
If you are booting from a network you need to know the ip of your machine as well as of the server ( proxy servers if you use them, gateway and subnest mask of the connection ).
Mandrake 7.2 used to have the ability to install from ISO files. If you made the bootdisk with the all.img file, then you could select which partition the ISO file(s) were on. I believe that with M8.1 you can still install from the HDD, but only if the files themselves (not the ISO images) are copied to an ext2 partition.
If you're already running a linux distro of a sort, mount your windows partition, mount the ISO files somewhere (mount -o loop XXXX.iso /mnt/iso) and then manually copy the files into an appropriate directory.
I suppose, if you felt like doing some serious searching, it might still be possible to install from ISO images. In theory (at least my theory) you have to mount the ISO image (from you mounted windows partition) onto the directory that the installation routine thinks is the cd.
Or, find someone that does have a cd burner and use theirs.