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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 03-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
OmegaStarAlpha
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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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