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Okay first some background information. I am running 1 computer with Windows XP sp2 and am using a WMP54G 802.11G Wireless Router. Right next to it is my other computer ...
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    Okay first some background information. I am running 1 computer with Windows XP sp2 and am using a WMP54G 802.11G Wireless Router. Right next to it is my other computer which has no connection to the internet. I currently have Gutsy Gibbon installed in it right now. The problem I have is that I am wanting to switch either SuSE or Mint, however I don't have any CD's to burn, have internet connection, or an install disc. I was wondering, possibly, if there is a way to either get connectivity to the web or cut through and just install an OS through an Ethernet connection between the two computers? Thanks! =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zspitfire04 View Post
    Okay first some background information. I am running 1 computer with Windows XP sp2 and am using a WMP54G 802.11G Wireless Router. Right next to it is my other computer which has no connection to the internet. I currently have Gutsy Gibbon installed in it right now. The problem I have is that I am wanting to switch either SuSE or Mint, however I don't have any CD's to burn, have internet connection, or an install disc. I was wondering, possibly, if there is a way to either get connectivity to the web or cut through and just install an OS through an Ethernet connection between the two computers? Thanks! =]
    If you look on the OpenSUSE website there are a number of ways to install, but I think investing in a couple of CDs or DVDs is likely to be the easiest option.

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    I agree with Jonathan183 that picking up a few blank CDs is probably the easiest route, but you can look at this HowTo if you really want to try installing from one machine to another.
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    The main problem that I have with blank cd's is that I live in a small town and the closest to getting some are about 30 miles away. I am too young to drive, so it's very difficult to get. Also, i managed to find 1 blank cd and tried burning Mandrivia on it but somehow it failed at about 98% and so I am forced back to square 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zspitfire04 View Post
    so I am forced back to square 1.
    Let us know how the HowTo works out for you, and good luck with it.
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