On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 05:02:07PM +0000, email@example.com wrote: > hello > > I have a laptop, it's an acer with a pentium 100 and > 16 meg ram. I want to install debian on it but I have > a problem : I don't have a floppy drive(broken) and I > don't have a cd drive. But,I have an adapter that > enables me to plug my laptop harddrive in my desktop > and this way, I can acces my laptop hard drive with > my desktop and modify it. I also have a cable that > enable me to transfer files by the parallel port. > > Whit this information, can you tell me how can I > install debian on my laptop? By the way, my hard > drive has a capacity of 775 megs. > I was faced with a similar problem a while ago. I had redhat on my vaio, and had no floppy and no CD. I didn't have the advantage of being able to load my HD in my desktop, but I did have the advantage of coming from a working linux system. Without the gory details (I really don't remember many of them, and they were just normal install stuff, tweaked a bit), this is what I did to get it installed. * download the base install. * turn off swap * reformat my swap partition with ext2. * unpack the base_inst onto the swap partition, * install, make swap bootable, etc. * boot off of swap, make sure net works * wipe and repartition the main section of the disk * install off the swap onto the main partition * boot into the main partition, make sure you get net * reinitialize swap, turn it on * continue the install. This did require quite a bit of fiddling, but in concept, worked pretty well. If you are in windows, and have a tool to repartition your disk without wiping it (partition magic does this, I think), the same procedure might work. Whatever you do, it will be an adventure... ;) -ben -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Ben Hartshorne ...Discarding smoothly, as we disembark, firstname.lastname@example.org All thoughts that held us wiser for a moment ben.hartshorne.net Up there, alone, in the impartial dark. -M. Oliver My PGP key is at /pgp.txt. Please encrypt all communications.
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