LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
EricLindert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2015
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Installing Linux in dos (can't read wubi from CD)


Replacing corrupt windows, which is inactive. Put DOS 6.22 on, but now cannot do anything else. Got the CDROM to register, but cannot load UBUNTU, as wubi.exe cannot be recognized. Have working 1.44MB floppy drive.Oh, yeah, this is an older laptop without ethernet.
 
Old 12-21-2015, 05:01 PM   #2
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 19,028

Rep: Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

wubi is a windows application and will not run in DOS 6.22. What are the specifications i.e RAM, processor etc for your laptop? Basically, you need to create an installation CD with a suitable distribution.

Last edited by michaelk; 12-21-2015 at 05:02 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2015, 05:31 PM   #3
EricLindert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2015
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
192 MB RAM Pentium II 333MHZ. Yes, I know that wubi is a windows executable. I don't want to do WINDOWS here. What would a suitable distribution BE, for DOS 6.22?
 
Old 12-21-2015, 05:41 PM   #4
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 19,028

Rep: Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890Reputation: 2890
You can not install linux from within DOS like you can with Windows.

My suggestion would be to try antix (mx-14) as a dual boot system if you want to keep DOS.

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Last edited by michaelk; 12-21-2015 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2015, 05:53 PM   #5
NGIB
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Sumter SC, USA
Distribution: MX, Lubuntu
Posts: 449

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Maybe antix (not MX-14 or 15) would run on that...
 
Old 12-22-2015, 01:27 AM   #6
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,454

Rep: Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601Reputation: 2601
on those old specs

"Plan 9 from bell labs "

yes it is a real operating system
http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/


or "Damn Small Linux" but i think that is unsupported

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
the iso's are from 2008
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/d...small/current/
 
Old 12-22-2015, 04:02 AM   #7
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Mostly Debian based systems
Posts: 4,368

Rep: Reputation: 63
Two questions for you:

1) Do you have access to another machine?
2) How much learning do you want to do?

A PII with 192MB of RAM is plenty of room for a decent system. Hell, my first foray into Linux in 2000 was on a similarly specced machine and Mandrake 7 installed perfectly and provided a complete and reasonably fast KDE environment in that!

These days, the GUI side of Linux has, for the mainstream, become pretty bloated. So you're either going to have to run a specialised tiny distro, or install a completely barebones system and install only the relevant tools (X and a lightweight Window Manager) yourself. Your biggest issue going forward will be the lack of Ethernet (unless it has WiFi).
 
Old 12-22-2015, 08:55 AM   #8
EricLindert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2015
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Trying RedHat 6.2

Have the 6.2 on CDs which I can read, but executables aren't really DOS. Can't enter BIOS to change boot sequence. This seems to have been an issue with TOSHIBA Satellite laptops. 6.2 has a 'DOSUTILS' folder. Will see what I can do. Thanks to all for ideas. Have several other newer PCs, so I am not in the cold. LT does not have intrinsic WiFi, but I used to use a USB device with it for that purpose. Am not at that point to employ it, as I am still in the DOS stage, and Installing Win 3.11 has failed repeatedly. Somewhere I thought that I had Win95 and 98 install cds, but cannot locate....
 
Old 12-22-2015, 09:16 AM   #9
Habitual
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Yawnstown, Ohio
Distribution: Mojave
Posts: 9,374
Blog Entries: 37

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
wubi wubi woo!

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricLindert View Post
Replacing corrupt windows, which is inactive. Put DOS 6.22 on, but now cannot do anything else. Got the CDROM to register, but cannot load UBUNTU, as wubi.exe cannot be recognized. Have working 1.44MB floppy drive.Oh, yeah, this is an older laptop without ethernet.
Wubi is an officially supported installer for Windows XP, Vista and 7
says https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

So, in short. No DOS anything.

Last edited by Habitual; 12-22-2015 at 09:17 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Need help with installing Linux from Free DOS Moyrta Linux - Newbie 7 08-27-2011 11:22 PM
Linux will not load after installing with the wubi installer rooster67 Ubuntu 7 02-09-2010 11:24 AM
Installing Linux from DOS Johnnyae17 Linux - Software 6 01-07-2005 10:50 AM
Installing mandrake linux 10.1 re: DR-DOS slapadelic Mandriva 2 12-01-2004 04:12 AM
Installing Linux 7.2 Through Dos 6.22 CINIMON Linux - Software 2 01-08-2003 05:03 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration