Dead CMOS Battery - Can't boot from either CD or floppy
I'm trying to install a a cut down version of Linux (specifically DeLi or Vector) on a Pentium 166 with 48 megs of RAM. The problem is that the CMOS battery is dead, so every time the computer restarts, the BIOS reverts to default settings. Here's the problem. The default boot order is C, A. So the Harddrive boots before the floppy does. So I can't even use a boot disk. Currently the computer has Windows 98 on it. Is there any way I can get Linux on this computer without being able to boot either from a CD or a floppy? Is there an installer that launches from Windows that will allow me to repartion, install etc. and have only Linux left after?
Network installation might be possible, but can I repartition and format through a network connection? Anyone have any links regarding installation via network?
Aargh! Can't even use a bootdisk!