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Old 11-18-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Linux install from FAT16 partition


I am still relatively new to the Linux community but would like to abandon the tyrannical Windows operating system. I have a Gateway Solo 5100 notebook without a CD-ROM drive and have copied the SuSE 9.1 single-cd install files to my hard drive in a 1-GB FAT partition under DOS. I have 4 GB free now of unpartitioned space and have nowhere to begin. I also have the Personal version of 7.1 on three CDs, but would rather use 9.1 because it looks more visually stunning.

Any Ideas?

Old 11-18-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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Read the HowTo's in the /docu directory before starting

The second is the DOS Utilities folder which should ave the files you need. It is very important that you read the documentation as installing in this manner is not the simpleest of ways.
Old 01-08-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks! I apologize for not getting back sooner, but there were some difficulties with some things. I eventually just bought a new notebook, although it looks like a good method that you are proposing.


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