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Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and reinstall the OS and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive? I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98 and Debian. I have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive, and access to drives on my desktop via the network, but no floppy drive. Thanks, Linda...

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    Default Installing OS on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive

    Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and
    reinstall the OS and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN
    with no floppy drive?

    I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98
    and Debian. I have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive,
    and access to drives on my desktop via the network, but
    no floppy drive.

    Thanks,
    Linda
    lmarkov Guest

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    Default Re: Installing OS on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive


    "lmarkov" <lmarkovumcs.maine.edu> wrote in message
    news:857b7a8e.0306260952.19f415cfposting.google.c om...
    > Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and
    > reinstall the OS and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN
    > with no floppy drive?
    >
    > I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98
    > and Debian. I have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive,
    > and access to drives on my desktop via the network, but
    > no floppy drive.
    >
    just set your bios to boot from cd


    philo Guest

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    Default Re: Installing OS on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive

    "philo" <philoplazaearth.com> wrote in message news:<vfmhv7seenrhdbcorp.supernews.com>...
    > "lmarkov" <lmarkovumcs.maine.edu> wrote in message
    > news:857b7a8e.0306260952.19f415cfposting.google.c om...
    > > Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and
    > > reinstall the OS and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN
    > > with no floppy drive?
    > >
    > > I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98
    > > and Debian. I have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive,
    > > and access to drives on my desktop via the network, but
    > > no floppy drive.
    > >
    >
    > just set your bios to boot from cd
    I wish I could, but my bios only allows me to boot from a: or c:.
    Is there some way to get around that? Thanks.
    lmarkov Guest

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    Default Re: Installing OS on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive

    lmarkov wrote:
    > Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and
    > reinstall the OS and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN
    > with no floppy drive?
    >
    > I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98
    > and Debian. I have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive,
    > and access to drives on my desktop via the network, but
    > no floppy drive.
    Hmm, looking up the hardware. An old 200 MHz laptop, no CD, but a PC
    slot. Can you use a PC card based CD or network port to use a floppy
    boot or floppy based Network installation?

    That, or take out the hard drive and install the Linux on another
    machine with 2.5" -> 3.5" hard drive adapter, which I've done a few times.

    Nico Kadel-Garcia Guest

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    Default Re: Installing OS on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive

    Douglas Mayne <d.mayneworldnet.att.net> wrote in message news:<pan.2003.06.27.09.36.01.16702.1553worldnet. att.net>...
    > On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 07:06:20 -0600, lmarkov wrote:
    >
    > > "philo" <philoplazaearth.com> wrote in message
    > > news:<vfmhv7seenrhdbcorp.supernews.com>...
    > >> "lmarkov" <lmarkovumcs.maine.edu> wrote in message
    > >> news:857b7a8e.0306260952.19f415cfposting.google.c om...
    > >> > Does anybody know how to reformat the hard disk and reinstall the OS
    > >> > and drivers on a Mitsubishi Amity CN with no floppy drive?
    > >> >
    > >> > I'd like to reformat the disk and install Windows 98 and Debian. I
    > >> > have a CD-ROM, a parallel port zip drive, and access to drives on my
    > >> > desktop via the network, but no floppy drive.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> just set your bios to boot from cd
    > >
    > > I wish I could, but my bios only allows me to boot from a: or c:. Is
    > > there some way to get around that? Thanks.
    > >
    > I assume you are able to boot into the original OS on this computer,
    > Windows 95, and can use its network capability to transfer files from
    > your network. It looks like you can begin by installing Debian, (but I'm
    > not sure about your secondary goal of installing Windows 98 with no
    > floppy and no bootable CD). Steps:
    >
    > 1. Read necessary Debian doentation.
    > 2. Download Debian files to your hard disk.
    > 3. Boot into "Safe Mode." (DOS)
    > 4. Begin installation with "install.bat"
    >
    > I glanced at this Debian doent:
    > [url]http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install[/url]
    >
    > Here are the specific instructions:
    > [url]http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-rescue-boot.en.html#s-install-drive[/url]
    >
    > Here is the readme (from a fine mirror):
    > [url]ftp://sunsite.ualberta.ca/pub/Linux/debian/debian/dists/Debian3.0r1a/main/disks-i386/3.0.23-2002-05-21/README.txt[/url]
    >
    >
    > --Douglas Mayne

    Thanks to everyone who offered advice. The little Amity is
    back in service. Thank you!

    Linda
    lmarkov Guest

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