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Old 05-04-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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Installing Fedora on Win98

I have an old klunker (4-5 years old: 266MHz Cyrix [!], 4GB HD, 128 MB RAM) that I would like to be able to dual-boot Linux/Windows 98. Win98 is already installed. I have PartitionMagic 8, to make two more partitions, on the 4GB drive.

I have a few questions:
What are the minimum system requirements for the latest version? The only requirement I could find explicitly defined was 1.8GB HD space (for KDE and GNOME)

I also might have a serious problem. The CD-ROM drive doesn't work. It appears in My Computer, but it doesn't work (ie, when a CD is inserted, Windows fails to do anything [who woulda thunk]). I had once heard about a way to install Red Hat by having the ISOs on your hard drive, but I'm not really sure about that. Ideas?
Old 05-04-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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not too sure about about the sizes of different distros. If you don't mind using a window manager like openbox then you'll probably be fine. There's stuff about booting from the hard drive here.

i've never done it, but i'm pretty sure you just use a boot disk with boot image and then mount the iso images (mkdir /mnt/iso; mount /storage/ftp/iso/yarrow-disc1.iso /mnt/iso -o loop) and go from there. all of this is stolen from the above site. good luck
Old 05-04-2004, 09:22 PM   #3
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I would replace the cd-rom and then try knoppix or mepis or slax from the cd and go from there,you don't have much room,david


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