Re: Laptop FAQ // Debian on Floppys??
Aw, c'mon. They are cheap. A couple of kinds that I have good luck with are
the Xircom 2PS and the Thomas Conrad. TC was bought by Compaq but their card
id's as "IBM Credit Card Ethernet", so there is another one to look for. These
are old 10 mhz cards -- have not paid more than 30 bucks for one.
Good luck... DWW
On Wed, Sep 22, 1999 at 10:28:21AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> Thanks for what you gave me I made the disks on my desktop. But I haven't
> found a pcmcia Network Card thats in my price range yet, Is there a way I
> can do it without a network card.
> Will Robertson
> On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Adam Shand wrote:
> > > I'm new to the Linux World and have been trying to install linux on it
> > > for about a week now, I think that it is my cdrom drive, I have made
> > > discs for Debian but I was wondoring if there was a way I could install
> > > Debian via only floppys. I know it'll take five million floppys, but so
> > > does windows and I know Linux is better that Win95.
> > yep it's not to hard to do, it takes just under ten disks. in fact i just
> > installed debian this way on my old thinkpad 755cx (no cdrom).
> > go to: ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/current/
> > you need to make disks for all of these:
> > base14-1.bin
> > base14-2.bin
> > base14-3.bin
> > base14-4.bin
> > base14-5.bin
> > base14-6.bin
> > base14-7.bin
> > drv1440.bin
> > resc1440.bin (depending on your laptop you might need resc1440-safe.bin
> > or resc1440tecra-safe.bin instead. i've never needed them
> > so i don't know much about them, but other have worse luck.)
> > root.bin
> > if you already have a linux box somewhere you can make these by issuing the
> > command:
> > # cp image.bin /dev/fd0
> > if you only have a dos/windows box you also need the utility rawrite.exe
> > which can be found at the same place. just run it and it will walk you
> > through making each disk.
> > boot off of the rescue disk and you get walked through the install just like
> > a cdrom. once you finish you should be able to get support for networking
> > and do the rest with apt.
> > if yourr laptop pcmcia stuff is cardbus then it's a little harder. you need
> > the pcmcia stuff from unstable which requires glibc2.1 which you'll have to
> > download and install by hand before you can upgrade, it's easy but a pain.
> > hope this helps,
> > adam.
D. W. Wieboldt -- firstname.lastname@example.org