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Old 03-12-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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install linux in windows??


Hello;

Is it possible to install linux , starting within windows??

greetings;

Erwin
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Could you please expand on your plans a bit so
I understand what you are up to? :)

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Old 03-12-2003, 05:16 PM   #3
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I explain My Problem:

I have an old portable with win2000 SP3.
I would like to install linux on it, but........
The floppy and cd-rom are damaged, thus unusable.....(
The only connection I have with the world is an network-connection and the good old internet )

So My question was : can I install Linux on such a system , evt just the kernel. ( i have unallocated space on my hd )

I was thinking that I could something win the windows OS...

thanks in advance;

Erwin
 
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Ouch...

The only *theoretical* way I can think of is
to get a minimalistic pre-installed linux as
some kind of image, find a tool for Win2K
that will allow you to write that to the spare
partition and put on a boot-loader that will
allow you selection ... I don't know that that's
been done before, though.

Good luck with the plan! (Can't you get a
replacement floppy-drive?)

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Old 03-12-2003, 11:37 PM   #5
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Easy solution, network based install. I assume you have another machine with a nic that you can put the ISOs on. Create a mini-lan between the laptop and your home system...good to go.

Many more help pages...
http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stori...terminal5.html
http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/...all-HOWTO.html

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Old 03-12-2003, 11:40 PM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=49496

Just followed the link where this person is doing the same...if you have high speed internet, don't even need to download the ISOs, just use the vendor site.

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Hello;

Thank you for the tips but I have no Floppy -drive to use ( the network install reffers to Floppy-drive ) and I can not buy a Floppy-drive ( I mean : The floppy is build in, typically for that brand ). It will not boot from pmcia or usb.

Can I transfer bootable linux-files , so that I can boot and thereafter install the rest

Greetings;

Erwin
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:27 AM   #8
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II did some googling around and wasn't able to see how to put the boot floppy on the hard drive itself.

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I don't know whether something like loadlin will work in
win2k, but I'm afraid it won't ... :/

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Hello;

Could I use rawrite to write the boot.img on a fat partition?? Then it could be possible ( when I boot from that partition , to install the rest) or am I wrong?? Then with a net-install to install the rest??


Greetings;

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That's pretty much what my 2nd reply said,
except for I don't know whether rawrite knows
how to handle HDDs properly :}

Good luck ;)

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Howdie;

If I copy this diskette on that partition and boot from that partition?? Would that do the trick???

Greetings;

ERwin
 
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It is worth a try...nothing to lose!

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Howdie;

If I copy this diskette on that partition and boot from that partition?? Would that do the trick???

Greetings;

ERwin
Nope :/ ... youd have a file that contains a
floppy-image on some sort of windows-readable
file-system.... if you could make that partition to
boot DOS of it you'd have won, though, you
could then use loadlin and the image you created :)


Cheers,
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:05 AM   #15
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Hello everybody;

The steps that have taken now are :

1. With partition Magic reduced the partition of w2k
2. With Partition Magic made a partition fat16
3. made fat16 bootable ))
4. with a boot manager, I can choose between w2k or dos6.22

Now , you are talking about Loadlin , are there links to read about it ( man loadlin doesn't work now , no linux yet )

some suggestions for the next step ?? I'm feeling great, linux is knocking at my door!

Greetings;

Erwin
 
  


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