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Old 02-08-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
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How to install Linux Without floppy and CD

Hy everyone, I have a problem in installing Linux (Mandrake 9.2) on a IBM T40 notebook.
I'd like to install linux on the secondary HD, in the modular bay. Of course I can utilize only a modular bay device (HD or CD) at a time, so I can't install from CD. Moreover, the notebook hasn't a floppy drive, so i can't utilize the floppy bootable images.
I have also an usb HD.
I think it's possible to make bootable the USB HD or the secondary HD itself, and start the installation from either HD (of course I will copy the installation files from the CD's). How can I do it?
Old 02-08-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Gentoo has a ramdisk boot option, which loads all the things into the ram. You can remove the cd after that and put in the harddrive. Try that. Maybe mandrake has a similar option.
Old 02-15-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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You can try a network install... if you have a compatible network card.


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