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Old 05-03-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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install red hat 8 from a floppy?


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Old 05-03-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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you can do a ftp or http install if you have highspeed internet. Off of a floppy
 
Old 05-03-2003, 06:56 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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Then youre going to have to get to another computer to download the boot floppy image and hope that it has a driver for your nic on it.
 
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:24 PM   #6
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you create a boot floppy from one of the images on the cd. The utility to do it with is rawrite, it is also on the cd.

The floppy will boot your system. Most network cards will work with the bootnet.img image on the floppy. Then you can do the network install. You still need a server to share the cd. If you have windows on a computer with a cd you can use "personal web server" (pws) for windows. If you have a router setup to provide an internet connection you can do an ftp install over the internet.

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Old 05-03-2003, 07:26 PM   #7
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:39 PM   #8
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It seems that you are worried about your current OS on the laptop. In fact it is not used at all to install linux. All you do is create the boot floppy.



To create the floppy you just need to tell rawrite were the image is ...



rawrite

Enter disk image source file name: d:/images/bootnet.img

Enter target diskette drive: a:

Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press --ENTER-- : [Enter]
 
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Let us know at what point you are running into trouble, there are too many possibilities for what could go wrong to just list them all.
 
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:59 PM   #11
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It depends on the server you use, I believe if you have win98 it's on the 98 cdrom in the extras folder or something like that. It's been a while. You should be able to download it also from microsoft. Or go for another http server for windows like sambar.

http://www.sambar.com/

or apache.org

or check out tucows

search for http server

Once you get an http or ftp server setup to share the cdrom you can boot the floppy and configure the ip address and enter the servers ip address and share name to the root folder of the cdrom.

Keep us updated if you have more problems down the road.

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Old 05-03-2003, 08:58 PM   #12
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:06 PM   #13
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this means you picked the wrong driver

try them and if you can't get one to work you will need an updated bootnet.img to work with you card.

you can try bootdisk.img from redhat 9 and if needed also drvnet.img or drivers.img
 
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