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Old 01-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
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Problem installing Ubuntu 5.10 on PC with no boot CD-ROM


I want to install the Ubuntu on a PC with no boot-from-cd option in BIOS. So I can`t start the installation wizzard. How can I do that? I have a CD-ROM but the mainboard has no boot from CD option. Some friends told me to use a boot floppy disk, but all the tutorials I read want a linux distribution to make it. I`m on a Windows XP. Till now all linux distributions I installed were on a desctop PCs and I have no problem with that .
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:14 AM   #2
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What is the PC? More specifically, the brand and model # of the main board. There might be a BIOS upgrade available.

What is on the PC now and how did it get there?? For example, I would not know how to set up a Windows box without a boot CD.....
 
Old 01-22-2006, 10:03 AM   #3
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The motherboard is Siemens Nixbdorf and the HDD is now full with some *unix distribution witch crashed everytime I want to startup the computer. I think this HDD was on other computer and now the kernel won`t to recognize the new hardware .. so it faild Uh. However I want a brand new linux installation.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 03:40 PM   #4
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More info, please: Processor, RAM, HD size, etc.
Have you checked into BIOS upgrades?
If this is a Pentium I with 64MB RAM an 2GB HD, dont be surprised if someone suggests a new computer.....
 
Old 01-23-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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No!
My router pc is P1 at 100Mhz, 16MB ram and 800MB of HDD
This configuration is more than good for a router
 
Old 01-23-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
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Sorry--no experience with routers, and no experince with getting Linux into anything that small...
 
  


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