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Old 08-01-2003, 10:56 AM   #1
keja
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Installing Mandrake on Laptop


I'd like to install Mandrake 9.1 on my laptop. My main OS is WinXP and I created two extra parttions (Linux +swap) using Partition Magic. I boot up using Cd on my external CD-RW/DVD (firewire) and then I get a message that "CD Rom not found". I also tried to do the installation from FTP as I have an FTP server on my home network (192.168.0.2:7000) but don't know how to set up the network setting in the Mandrake installation.

Can anyone help please?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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You create a boot floppy disk using the net.img (or something close to that) in the /image directory of the 1st CD.

To create the floppy disk use the windows application called rawritewin.exe in the /dosutils directory of the 1st CD.

For documentation for a network install go to Mandrakes website.
www.linux-mandrake.com.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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I am sorry I forgot to mentioned that I have no floppy, not even external.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:37 AM   #4
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I don't know of an easy way to boot without one.


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