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Old 09-23-2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Can you install LE2005 by booting from floppy?

Does anyone know a way to install Mandrive LE2005 by booting from a floppy and then switching to CDs? My PC (Pentium 3-450) does not boot from CD-ROM.

I have found a method for doing this with Fedora Core 4 using six (yes 6!) diskettes at
www<dot>bhamu<dot>net/index<dot>php/ However, even though this startup method worked, I ultimately did not succeed in installing FC4. Therefore, I am now interested in doing a similar installation of LE2005, that is, starting from floppy.

It should be possible to apply the technique used with Fedora to Mandriva LE2005 but I don't quite have the experience.

Can anyone help?

Old 09-24-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Well SuSE 9.x install DVDs have floppy diskette images on them, which you write to floppies (using Linux or the rawrite Win32 utility also on the DVD). The set is 5-6 diskettes. After loading the floppies, installation continues from CD or DVD (or network I believe). I imagine that Mandriva will have with boot floppy images as well, so have a look on the CDs / DVD for them.


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