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Old 03-19-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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Can I launch install cds from dos?

My laptop can swap the floppy and the cd rom, but both cannot be installed at the same time.

I'm wondering if there is a file I can copy from my windows desktop machine onto what is now the bootable dos c: drive on the laptop so that I can execute that file to launch the mandrake installer on CD?

I would appreciate if anyone knows where to look for instructions.
Old 03-19-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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why dont you just insert the cdrom drive and boot from CD> ?

there is a program to load linux kernels from dos. This might help.

Get it off of the CDs you have in DOSUTILS ro equivalent.
Old 03-19-2004, 04:30 PM   #3
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setup.exe equivalent?

Forgot to add, my cd player is not bootable. (It's pretty old)

Somehow, from a dos prompt I have to tell the machine to launch the cd installation process.

Anyone have any ideas?

There is no setup.exe on the disk.

What does fips.exe do? The executables available are


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