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Old 08-28-2004, 05:44 AM   #1
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Question How to install damn small linux from floppy disk

My PC cannot booting from CD, is there any way how to install damn small linux from floppy? I need the answer quickly plz....
Old 08-28-2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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What kind of machine are you putting this on? Is this an older machine? If it's an older one you might want to consider running an older version of *BSD on it, if you want to just use the base system utilities that is. If the machine has some opportunity for any other kind of usage, and just doesn't have a CD, you might want to consider installing over NFS via Slackware. Or you could use ZipSlack.
Old 09-11-2006, 03:29 AM   #3
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Angry DSL on old (10yr) laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite 100CS 10 years old 24 MB memory 500 MB hard disk and only floppy drive.

I am running Win95 and would like to add DSL as dual boot.

How do I get DSL on floppies?
Old 09-17-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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Either do a Frugal install like I am trying to do now, or do use bootfloppy.img from here and copy it to a floppy using dd. Goto the wiki pages from and start reading about it. The floppy is for booting your computer from it. Then you will need the cd to install from, but you won't be booting from that.
Old 09-18-2006, 02:57 AM   #5
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Exclamation DSL Frugel install via floppies

Hi fakie_flip

The point is, my laptop doesn't have a CD Drive only Floppy drive.
I have got as far as booting from the floppy, it then requires the CD, which I can't give it.
I have tried putting the Knoppix file off the CD onto my hard disk (via JASP 34 floppies)using another machine, but it still wants the CD.
I need the whole thing on floppies (floppy images), or better still a Frugal install as Floppy Images.

A related problem is finding a partition utility which will create, delete, resize, move and format Windows and Linux partitions. So far I've tried Fdisk, Gdisk, Partition Manager, but these can,t move or resize, and Partition Logic will not load on my laptop, it oscillates between loading Windows, and loading Partition Logic for ever.


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