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Hi all, I am getting a Panasonic Toughbook R1 this Friday, and am going to try to install SuSE over the network. However, this notebook lacks FDD and CDROM drives. I am fairly inexperienced, but as far as I can tell, it can be done without floppies or CDs... I looked around at Linux.org and found the following HOWTO: linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/Network-boot-HOWTO/index.html Part 6.1.-- BOOTP or DHCP capable NICs is the part that makes me think that this is definitely possible The only problem is that the guide gives very little detail on how to actually boot from the network. It just ...

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    Default SuSE on laptop with NO floppy or CD drive

    Hi all,

    I am getting a Panasonic Toughbook R1 this Friday, and am going to try to
    install SuSE over the network. However, this notebook lacks FDD and CDROM
    drives.

    I am fairly inexperienced, but as far as I can tell, it can be done without
    floppies or CDs...

    I looked around at Linux.org and found the following HOWTO:

    linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/Network-boot-HOWTO/index.html

    Part 6.1.-- BOOTP or DHCP capable NICs is the part that makes me think that
    this is definitely possible

    The only problem is that the guide gives very little detail on how to
    actually boot from the network. It just tells me that once I set up a DHCP
    client that I am done, but I am not sure how to do this, and what I do
    after???

    Once I get the laptop booted I am fairly sure that I won't have a problem
    FTPing the install...

    Oh and if this all goes to hell on me, I have a backup plan:

    alfalab.com/toughbook.html

    Someone else used a USB CDROM successfully (but I would rather save my $$$)

    Well any suggestions or pointers will be appreciated!!!

    Thanks,

    Dean

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    Default Re: SuSE on laptop with NO floppy or CD drive

    Mingo <thejesusgodmail.com> wrote:
    > I am fairly inexperienced, but as far as I can tell, it can be done without
    > floppies or CDs...
    If your laptop has an internal network card and can boot from network,
    you should be able to setup a remote installation server, otherwise a
    dirty-quick solution is to dismount the hard disk, mount it into another
    machine WITH a CD-ROM and perform the installation, then put the HD back
    in the laptop.

    Davide

    Davide Bianchi Guest

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