> 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:
> Here are the specific instructions:
> Here is the readme (from a fine mirror):
> --Douglas Mayne