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  1. #1

    Installing using Bad CDROM

    Hello all,

    This is the first post I will be posting to this forum. I have an issues which require my urgent attention.
    I have a laptop with bad CDROM. I have patitoined the already installed XP using partiton magic in other to install Linux.
    That has been done anyway. The issue is how to use external CDROM to use(possibly a USB) to do the installation. Any other method will be appreciated. I have tried online install without any success

    Want your responses

  2. #2
    Can you install over FTP? Does the lappie have a floppy disk?

    Good luck

  3. #3



    FTP is a remote location. I have tried various site without success. Can I just share a CDrom of another system running windows XP and Install over the network?
    If I can get a USB CDROM will it work? I have createed the boot diskette to kick off the installation.

    The lap has a floppy drive


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  5. #4

    Re: BAD CROM

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Possibility
    The lap has a floppy drive
    So u could install by floppies ur distro its a possibility it takes time but it's possible

  6. #5
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    Täby, Sweden
    Yes, I believe you can share the CD-ROM, but not from a WinXP computer.
    I don't know which distro you intend to install, but the ones I've tried can usually only install over FTP, HTTP and NFS, not SMB.

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