Re: small laptop with only floppy drive
An alternative is to use another Linux computer and connect it to your
notebook thru the parallel interface. It is old fashioned but works:
Linux Gazette online journal issue 43 covered Debian 2.1 install thru PLIP
On Apr 4, 2005 5:00 PM, Brandon Richards <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey Eric,
> Can you tell me where I can find a backpack CD drive. I know I could
> probably find one on ebay but I dont have any money to spend on such
> stuff? Maybe some help?
> All good solutions that I hadn't thought about. Thanks guys.
> Brandon Richards
> On Apr 4, 2005 12:07 PM, Eric Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 02:37:40AM -0500, Brandon Richards wrote:
> > > I have a small laptop with a 100 mhz processor not sure how much ram
> > > but it only has a floppy drive on it. I was wanting to put debian on
> > > it but not sure how to do it.
> > Yet another option is to find an external CD drive that works with
> > your laptop, and use discs that you download and burn on your desktop
> > machine. I think the old Backpack CD drives that connect via the
> > parallel port were well-supported by the install floppies.