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    How can I install Linux from a network?


    The computer I want to install linux on has a broken CD-ROM drive but is connected to my network.
    Is there someway I can install it from the network?
    I do have the install cd burned and everything but it won't load on my one computer because if its CD drive.

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    easiest thign ot do would be swap the cd drives for awhile.

    although if u put the cd into a workgin machine, u should be able to make a boot floppy. with this u can use anetwork to install from

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    Some distros, like debian, do have a network install option.

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    Ah yes, isn't Debian wonderful.
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    Well I'm using Mandrake so is there any way I can do it with that?
    Or should I just use Debian instead?

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    I'd save that Debian option as a last resort. It certainly won't be easy installing Debian and it'll probably be even harder to do it over the network.

    Like people have stated, I'd stick to using a different CDROM.
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    yeah, for the amoutn of wokr ur lookign at to do it over a network, its a LOT quicker to swap the cd drives. unles this causes warranty problems etc

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    Yeah I just ended up switching drives. A lot easier. Thanks.

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