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I just got a "new" Dell (Pentium1, 8mb RAM, floppy), and it has no CDROM I would love to install Gentoo, seeing as it has Win95 right now I was ...
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    Linux from Floppy


    I just got a "new" Dell (Pentium1, 8mb RAM, floppy), and it has no CDROM

    I would love to install Gentoo, seeing as it has Win95 right now

    I was wondering if there was a way to install from the floppy drive (all I want is a working Linux kernel with networking support)

    I have looked for a few online, and they do not work (Loadlin, Rescue Floppy)

    Thanks

    -palmem

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    I'm not sure if you can get Gentoo on floppy, but you can get puppy linux on floppy; see http://www.goosee.com/puppy/floppy-puppy.htm.
    Otherwise install a cd drive on your computer;

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    This puppy thing needs to be installed on a computer with a cdrom drive, linux, and a floppy drive
    I only have these 3 computers:
    1. CDROM, Floppy, Windows
    2. CDROM, Linux
    3. Floppy, Windows
    Linux will not go onto computer #1, and the floppy from #1 cannot go into #2 (because #2 is a laptop)

    Also, I cannot put those on because they need 64mb of RAM, and I only have 8mb RAM

    Does anyone know if there is a downloadable floppy image for this

    unfortuneatly, a CDROM is not an option, seeing as it is locked (with a key, so the case will not come off)
    Does anyone know how to get this open / get a key for it, or something???

    All of this is making me crazy!

    -palmem

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmem
    unfortuneatly, a CDROM is not an option, seeing as it is locked (with a key, so the case will not come off)
    Does anyone know how to get this open / get a key for it, or something???

    All of this is making me crazy!

    -palmem
    Maybe this link will help.
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    This was the easiest solution I found for my laptop(worked for me):
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...talling+floppy

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    You could try zipslack.

    http://www.slackware.com/zipslack/
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