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    i have an old compaq that the cdrom doesnt work all that well. i want to install using a network install. i have a floppy i can use for it. what are my options for the network installs?
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    Hi carlosponti,
    Read this : -
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Network-Install-HOWTO.html

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    is there a possibility for a slackware install this way? also would debian be a good choice for such an old laptop(pentium 266)
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    Hi carlosponti,
    Well there is a way and you will find a brief explanation of it here in the 4MB Laptop HOWTO : -
    http://www.linux.com/howtos/4mb-Laptops-5.shtml#ss5.3

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    i have debian running on one older than that. i just had to uninstall gnome and install fluxbox and it runs pretty well.
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    Sometimes, laptops and linux don't get along all that well, but a netinstall with the Debian base system might be a good choice. You can then put one of the *boxes on it, or perhaps Xfce4, and have a nice setup.
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    i wanted to try slackware because it seems to work well on my current notebooks. i think i feel like debian will work well too. i will only be using a pcmcia ethernet card. i most likely will be using debian then. its kind of a pet project i have the notebook and i want to install linux on it. i think flux box will work well i have used it before i think on DSL. thanks for the support and advice.
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    You could also do a netinstall with my personal favorite, Arch Linux, but it's not as easily installed as is Debian, at least in my opinion. Slackware is great too, but I'm not sure about whether or not there's a netinstall available for it.
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