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Old 02-19-2002, 06:46 PM   #1
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linux instalaction with floppy´s ???


i a have 386sx pc with no cd rom , can i boot a linux terminal with flooply? if yes where can i find the instalaction floppy and how should i do it ? thanks.

just one more question can i enter a internet chat from a linux terminal mode?
 
Old 02-19-2002, 07:08 PM   #2
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Try tomsrbt (Toms Root Boot) here:
http://www.toms.net/rb/
 
Old 02-19-2002, 07:26 PM   #3
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sure you can install from floppy i'm not sure how, but some distributions do have the option to do so, however be warned that a new instalation can take AT LEAST 150 floppies!!! a 1x cdrom costs less than that and would save a LOT of headache.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 07:36 PM   #4
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i want to make a new instalaction off a linux terminal mode will that need many floppys or will it need less?
 
Old 02-19-2002, 07:51 PM   #5
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not sure, but if you get enough of the linux os installed, (base os and rudementary internet access), then you might be able to find an ftp or NFS server to install via the internet, other than that, it might be in your best interest just to bite the bullet and buy a cdrom
 
Old 02-19-2002, 08:43 PM   #6
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How about doing a network install. Nearly all the distributions have an option to install over the network using the CD in another machine. The only thing needed on a floppy is the boot disk of the distribution.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 04:04 PM   #7
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Can i do it with the lpt1 port , if yes how ? thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 04:59 PM   #8
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hmm i would guess not, lpt1 is a parallel port, i seriously doubt that anyone has written any serious networking software to use a parallel port let alone built it into a base kernel, i would suggest using either a com port (serial) , or an ethernet adapter of some sort, as for configuring such, i'm not sure how to do that, i installed off the cd and let the installer configure it all for me, you said you had access to another machine with a cdrom? perhaps it would be better to rip off the cdrom from the other machine temporarily to perform the installation, then put it back.
hope this helps, cheers
 
Old 02-21-2002, 08:16 AM   #9
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Zipslack has been broken into floppy size chunks and you can install that on a true linux partiton...just don't ask me how to... I think it's less than 30 floppies.
Check it out
www.slackware.org
 
Old 02-21-2002, 12:07 PM   #10
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Tiny Linux comes in 14 floppies.

http://tiny.seul.org/en/
 
Old 02-21-2002, 10:42 PM   #11
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Quote:
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Tiny Linux comes in 14 floppies.

http://tiny.seul.org/en/
That's small. Damn.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 10:47 PM   #12
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Zipslack can be installed in 24 floppies, plus boot disk(s), I remember seeing a linux distro that can fit onto a floppy. Let me look around and see if I can find it, I doubt it's very functional, but I know I've seen it on the net.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 10:58 PM   #13
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Here's a few links... tell me what you think.

1 disk distros:
http://byld.sourceforge.net/
http://www.toms.net/rb/
http://www.online-center.com/minux/
(This one sounds like the winner. It's based on Suse 6.4)
2 disk distros:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/natld/
http://www.nettwork.com/martin/mlmandrake/

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Old 02-22-2002, 06:46 AM   #14
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If you have the time and inclination, you could also take out the harddisk, put it into another Linux box (if you have one handy), copy the contents of the ISO file to a partition on the harddisk (make sure you have two partitions: one for the contents of the CD and another onto which you will install), put it back into the 386 and do a harddisk install.
 
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If you have the time and inclination, you could also take out the harddisk, put it into another Linux box (if you have one handy), copy the contents of the ISO file to a partition on the harddisk (make sure you have two partitions: one for the contents of the CD and another onto which you will install), put it back into the 386 and do a harddisk install.

Sorry, got a bit click happy.

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