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Old 05-30-2001, 09:09 PM   #1
mrl
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Hi Folks,



I have an old machine (486SX, 64MB RAM 400MB HDD no CD Drive) and would like to resurect it with Linux. I am a newbie and have the following questions. I would just want a CLI (no desk tops) and may think about using it as a firewall/router at a later date.



Is installing from Floppy a good idea/possible?

If so which distro woud be good?



Can I install from an Ethernet from an existing linux machine (bearing in mind I am pretty stupid)?



Is it worth 'lending' the machine a CD drive just for the install?



Any ideas would be great so I can start reading the relevant stuff.



Cheers



Mike
 
Old 05-31-2001, 08:58 AM   #2
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I think for u the linuxrouter.org is the best site for u

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Old 06-01-2001, 10:35 PM   #3
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Here is the address for Debian download and installation from floppies (including a README installation guide).

http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...5/images-1.44/

Also, don't forget to check out tucows.com

P.S.: Triple check your floppies for bad sectors and keep a functional computer handy to jump back here if there are any problems.
 
Old 06-02-2001, 01:59 AM   #4
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I think you can still install SuSE via ftp. Make an install, modules1, and modules2 disk and go. It' kinda tough if you're new as you need to know which modules (for your NIC, modem, SCSI).

I usually just poach a CDROM from one of the other boxes and use the CD (if I can find it) install.
 
  


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