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Old 01-17-2005, 01:20 AM   #1
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Home network (connecting 2 pc's)


Hi
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.

Thanks
Ninad Bapat
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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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.
http://www.kegel.com/linux/pxe.html

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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
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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.
 
  


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