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Is it possible to boot from a floppy and install linux through a crossover parallel cable? Say I boot the floppy from my laptop and connet to my tower where ...
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    installing linux through parallel?


    Is it possible to boot from a floppy and install linux through a crossover parallel cable? Say I boot the floppy from my laptop and connet to my tower where the mandrake 9.1 install disk is the CDrom drive.

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    Maybe -- but it would be a pain in the butt to setup. You need plip.

    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PLIP.html

    Not sure if it's available when you're installing though. Best thing would be to setup FTP/HTTP or NFS on your Tower and use a network install. Faster too. If you don't have a network card on your laptop, then maybe it's worth taking a look at plip support in the setup kernel.

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