Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2005, 01:20 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Debian Stretch XFCE
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 15
Home network (connecting 2 pc's)

Recently I bought a new motherboard and assembled a PC.
The config is Intel P4 2.4ghz D845GVSR 256mb RAM,on board sound card,Dlink external modem.
I used the HDD and cd rom drive of my old pc (a branded IBM PC) for the new one.
I am dual booting Win XP and Slack 9.1 on the new pc.

Now I have this old pc as a spare PC for which I bought a HDD(40 gb) and also got a crossover cable.

old pc config
This Pc has a config of Celeron 500mhz 64mRAM 40gb HDD
No CDrom
No floppy drive.
I want to connect these two PC's
My questions.

1.Can I make this old PC a linux only box (dual/triple boot Linux only) and connect to my dual boot new PC. this means that my primary partition should be linux native.

2.If option (1) above is possible then how do I load linux in this PC which has no Cd rom/floppy drive.

3.Which distro will be suitable as a primary distro. (i do not have problem if
there is no GUI am comfortable with CLI)

4.Alternatively I can create a Fat32 partition and load may be Win 98SE.

Any replies would be appreciated.

Ninad Bapat
Old 01-17-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 25,924

Rep: Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999Reputation: 5999
The quickest method would be to buy a floppy disk drive. You can install via network method but you need to create a boot floppy disk.

If the PC is capable of booting from USB you might be able to create bootable flash disk from the boot floppy image and if you have a flash disk.

If the network card is PXE capable you could setup a LTSP and remote boot the old PC.

3.Which distro will be suitable as a primary distro. (i do not have problem if
there is no GUI am comfortable with CLI)
Is this the old or new PC?
Old 01-18-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Southampton, England
Distribution: Laptop:Gentoo-i686-2.6.9-r9 Desktop:Slackware10 2.4.26
Posts: 298

Rep: Reputation: 30
or you you could just temporarily use the cdrom from ur new PC in your old one...THAT would be the quickest!

as for distro, there's nothing wrong with slackware, except for the fact that 9.1 is getting a little old.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help connecting to home network using Suse 9.1 razz04 Linux - Networking 4 01-31-2005 10:18 AM
problems connecting to the internet via private home network pinzerbib Linux - Newbie 3 04-20-2004 04:27 PM
connecting to a home network justin_89 Linux - Wireless Networking 0 04-08-2004 06:06 PM
connecting to a remote microsoft home network from linux? cybertek Linux - Newbie 5 03-29-2004 11:59 AM
Connecting to home network vommit77 Linux - Networking 0 09-06-2001 08:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration