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    How Can I Get Linux On This Computer?

    Hi, I'm somewhat of a newbie to linux. I've been using xubuntu on my macbook for the past 4 or five months and I've done a few installs of ubuntu based systems. I've got an old laptop, Thinkpad 560e with 80mb RAM and a 2GB hard drive and I want to put linux on it. It has a floppy drive, but no CD drive and so far no CD drives have been recognized by it. I'm at a loss for how to proceed from here. I've heard of network installs, but I have a dynamic IP address and don't know if I can do that. Basically I'm entirely lost and any advice of how to get a system on this thing would be great. So far the only thing I know I can do would be to entirely install from floppy, meaning I would need hundreds of floppies...and it would be pretty impractical. Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    You can boot with a Debian floppy and then install downloading from the internet, you don't need an static IP to install, the floppy should have support for DHCP. It's a normal download
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    Thank you! That worked like a charm first try. Now I've got a basic system up and running.

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