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    Create A Linux Install Floppy Disk?


    how do i create a linux floppy disk to intall on a computer that will not boot from cds?

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    Go to www.bootdisk.com They have instructions on how to create bootdisks.

    I believe slackware.org also has instructions on how to do this.
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    is there a utility that will run in windows xp that will make a boot disk for me?

    or could i install linux on my xp machine and then create a boot disk from inside linux?

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    Which distro are you trying to install.
    Each distros homepage should have some sort of way to install on a machine without being able to boot from cd.
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    i am using the Astaro Security Linux distribution. i have been looking around and i have seen that you may have to press a button to boot off a cd. but what button do i press?

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    Is this a laptop, if so, what kind?

    I am not familiar with laptops, but it seems to me that you should see a message during bootup that tells you how to boot from cd.
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    hey sorry for the info issues here is the official updated scoop on what im about to do:

    i have an old celeron 400mhz system and it is a desktop. i have two hard drives, 1 is a 40 gig, and one is a 3.24 gig. i have 200 mb of ram. and that is about it.

    i am planning on using the SUSE Linux Distro and i am currenly downloading it right now. i need to know how i can create a linux floppy disk so that i will be able to boot the install for the SUSE Linux because my computer doesnt seem to want to boot from a cd.

    unless... if you know if i need to press a button or somthing to get it to boot please tell me what i need to do. is there a way to create a linux floppy disk inside xp because if i can do that then i could just install it like windows 98.

    thanx for your help

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    During bootup you should see a message like, "Press --- to Enter Setup" or someting similar to get you into the BIOS.
    Once you are in the BIOS, you need to change the boot order.
    Most BIOSes have the boot order on the first or second page.
    Look to the side of the BIOS for instructions on how to change things.
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    what do i change the boot order to?

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    Make the cd the first boot device.
    You can make the others whatever you want.
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