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Hi all, How can I install linux on a system with only a floppy disk and an ide harddisk. Unfortunately, this system doesn't have cdrom so I would like to boot a disk that has ethernet support and then install the rest of the system over the internet - this should be possible right? I downloaded the slackware 7.1. net.i bootdisk, but if I boot with it, I get error 0x04 at the boot prompt - does anybody know what this means? thanks in advance...

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    Hi all,
    How can I install linux on a system with only a floppy disk and an ide
    harddisk.
    Unfortunately, this system doesn't have cdrom so I would like to boot a disk
    that has ethernet support and then install the rest of the system over the
    internet - this should be possible right?
    I downloaded the slackware 7.1. net.i bootdisk, but if I boot with it, I
    get error 0x04 at the boot prompt - does anybody know what this means?
    thanks in advance


    Andre Guest

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    Andre wrote: 

    I once installed Debian this way. It was actually pretty easy once I got
    the correct drivers loaded for my ethernet card. Just googling for
    Debian should help.


    Sayantan.

    Sayantan Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 20:02:40 -0800, Andre
    <andreesje[> wrote: 

    It probably means you should try again with another floppy disk.


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    You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
    Bill Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 21:02:40 -0700, Andre wrote:
     
    Red Hat will install via network sources. AFIK, Slackware requires
    NFS shares. BTW, I want to work on adapting the RedHat install to Slackware.

    Here is what I wrote before (more doentation is available at RedHat):
    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=d.mayne&start=20&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&scoring=d&selm=pan.2003.05.14.19.24.53.915909.29 525%40worldnet.att.net&rnum=23


    BTW, you might have your reasons for sticking with Slackware 7.1, but
    Slackware-current is sweet.

    --Douglas Mayne
    Douglas Guest

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