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Old 03-28-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
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harddrive install

I'm looking for a distro of linux that i can download, copy to a harddrive and then start the installation from dos or bootdisk.

The reason is because my laptop does not have a cd rom. So I want to be able to download an iso save it to my harddrive and then install it from there

FTp or network installs are not an option, since I don't have a NIC and the modem is no longer working

perferable a one cd iso, i just really need something that comes with gcc

Laptop specs
32Mb ram
Old 03-28-2002, 11:28 PM   #2
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With that laptop. how you get the stuff on is beyond me.

Most distros allow you to do that. Just rawrite.exe network-install to floppy
Old 03-28-2002, 11:45 PM   #3
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I have an external cd rom, however it only has win drivers. So I can't use it with any linux boot disk (trust me i've tried).

So I just want to be able to install from a harddrive.
Old 03-30-2002, 12:35 AM   #4
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You can install redhat from a hard drive but you need to have the complete file tree on the drive and not an iso image. If you burn the iso to a disk and then copy the contents to the hard drive you should be able to do it.

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