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clavin42 02-06-2006 07:22 PM

Trying in vain to netinstall linux
Its literally driveing me insane, here is my situation.

I have a three disc iso set of mandrake linux that I want to put on an old x86 comp. Only thing is that I dont have a burner, both burners on my desktop and laptop are broken.(I know thier cheap but im broke, literally)

Would I be able to use my desktop over my home network running windows xp and a CD emmulator to install to the X86 with absolutely no o/s?

I have searched high and low for the answer to this, but it seems it is only discussed using a linux box as a server to install to a client without an O/S.


pljvaldez 02-06-2006 07:37 PM

You should be able to do that, but I'm sorry I can't help you with that.

But if you have a floppy drive and internet connection, you might try Debian. You can download a couple of floppies and do most of the install over the internet. Just use rawrite in windows to make the floppies. Here's a link:

kloss 02-06-2006 07:42 PM

Hey let's do it simple.

Call a friend.

Ask him to burn the CD for you.

phishphan420 02-06-2006 08:33 PM

not going about it the right way.
Your approach is all wrong. What you need to do is get a service going where you'll be able to boot the system over the LAN. Windows calls it RIS(remote installation services). I know there's a linux equivalent. Perhaps you could get it going in cygwin? Please forgive the lack of detail.

phishphan420 02-06-2006 08:42 PM

Looks a great start.

clavin42 02-09-2006 07:01 PM

Thanks for the help guys, I installed debian given the advice.

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