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Hi all I'd like some expertise here I have a laptop (old dell PII thing) and I want to install linux on it BUT I don't have the cd rom ...
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    install linux without cd or floppy


    Hi all

    I'd like some expertise here

    I have a laptop (old dell PII thing) and I want to install linux on it BUT I don't have the cd rom player neither the floppy disk.

    All I could use is a 265 Mg usb key, and a network connection.

    I'd like to install debian or red hat, but it looks like in any case a reboot is necessary, and then I'll be facing the eternal question, where do I get the installation working from.

    thanks to all for your help top my first quetion on linuxformums.org.

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    Do you know anyone who has a USB CD or DVD ROM drive you could borrow?
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    I guess if you can boot from USB, you can get a copy of DSL, boot it, partition your drive, copy the basic and necessary files to the hard drive. Will probably be a lot more work that just getting a USB CD drive like suggested.

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    See:

    http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en..._USB_key_HOWTO

    You can download Fedora ISO to hard disk and install it from hard disk. See the installation FAQ / guide.

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