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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 10-25-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
mr_nohj
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Installing with out a CD or floppy?


I have a laptop that dose not have any CD-drives, or Floppy drives. I currently have XP running on a 30GB FAT32 partition, the computer also has a blank 10GB FAT32 partition. I wan't to install linux on the 10GB partition and set up a dual boot system. I've downloaded the install files to the C:/ drive and I would like to know how I can install it onto the 10GB partition and get GRUB to do a dual boot. The distro I'm using is Slackware 10.0 . I thought of using a network install but if I could get to the point of launching the Slackware setup I could just install if from a mounted folder. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
John
 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:43 PM   #2
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can you use a pcmcia memory card??

set it to boot from the pcmcia in the bios,
put the floppy images on the card and poof!

Last edited by KenCo; 10-25-2004 at 11:46 PM.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 01:53 PM   #3
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well I don't have a PCMCIA memory card but I do have a USB key and my BIOS dose support putting from USB devices.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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You should probably be able to boot via PXE (network). If you search the forums (or google) you should find plenty of info on how to do this. The other option is installing from the windows partition.

Check this guide on how to do this.
Or this one.

Last edited by cyberliche; 10-28-2004 at 02:49 PM.
 
  


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