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Old 10-07-2004, 02:20 AM   #1
Jay_highlands
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Installing linux from windows...


Hi,


I have a wee problem. I have a fujitsu - siemens lifebook (B2150) which has no floppy drive, no cd rom drive, cant boot from USB and only has windowsME installed and has a network connection. I want to get rid of windows ASAP. As you can see the only way (that I can think of) is to install it by using the windows partition.

At first i wanted slackware on it but now I will be happy if any linux distro can get on it. I have tried the following to get debian to work, Here, but it kept failing with a ram disk problem. Hasanyone got ant suggestions as to what I can do ?

Am at a loss

Thanks

Jay
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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You can get Slack via Amigo Linux and Gilbert will gladly help
you every step of the way. Checkout LQ's Amigo Linux Forum

Edit: You want need anything more than the
Windoze partition you already have...

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-07-2004 at 02:53 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for that but would like to get rid of windows completly, is there away to run the slackware boot floppy using loadlin and then installing from network that way ?

Cheers
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:51 AM   #4
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If I''m not mistaken, once you get Slack installed with
Amigo you can remove Windoze. Gilbert knows all of
that, just get over to Amigo and let him show you.

If you have access to a PC you could put your lappy's
drive in a USB enclosure and install Slack from there,
then put it back into your lappy. I don't know all about
that method, either, such as how you'd get LILO to
see it as /dev/hda in the lappy.

If no one else replies who's done this, and until,
search www.google.com/linux and I think you can find
the answer.
 
  


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