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Old 03-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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Linux install on Thinkpad no cdrom just floppy

I just got an IBM Thinkpad 570 it has an external floppy and no cdrom drive, no eithernet. I plan to soon get an 802.11b card. I could purchase a ultrabase dock with cdrom or an external pmcia or usb cdrom but after inital install I would have no use for these devices so I am not planning to purchase anything. I want to install suse 9 but I dont think there is a way from floppy only. Is there another distro or something that I could get the laptop up and running and then via wifi get suse on drive and install it? So basically I am trying to get suse 9 on this laptop without using any adtional hardware except laptop, floppy and maybe wifi card. Please help, thanks in advance.
Old 03-08-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
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Would a usb cdrom be cd bootable or usable in dos?


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