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Old 05-20-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Booting without a CD drive


I have successfully installed Red Hat as a dual boot on my main machine. In order to have a dedicated Linux machine, I got hold of an old unit whose BIOS does not include an option to boot from the CD drive. Is there any way I can boot Linux into it? Can I copy the Linux disks onto its hard disk, and boot from there?

It's running basic DOS with no Windows at the moment.

Old 05-20-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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Make a boot floppy (an image is available on CD1). Use that to launch the installation from the CD.


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