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Old 08-06-2002, 02:14 AM   #1
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laptop issues

Problem: I have a laptop with no CD or network card. I do not wish to run windows on this laptop anymore.

Assuming that I will not be buying more hardware for my outdated laptop, how exactly would I go about installing linux?

I REALLY need help with this, but please understand the extent of my question: I don't know which distribution to use, where to get it, how to divide it among the (presumably) many many floppy disks this process will take, or how to install it once I get it there.

Old 08-06-2002, 02:51 AM   #2
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Please go and read the Installation-HOWTO for a basic overview first - in fact, most questions you will have pertaining to linux will have already been answered in the HOWTO's - all available from The Linux Documentation Project. Use forums and mailing lists only when you have a specific question to ask, else it won't be answered so readily.

You'd do well to read - a primer on asking technical questions (by the same author as above, incidentally).

Good Luck.


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Old 08-06-2002, 11:48 AM   #3
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Always check the hardware compatablity lists, especially the modem. Almost all laptops come with winmodems, ugh! You can also checkout this site:


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