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Re: how to boot from net?

You could take the HD out of the laptop and start the build on another
system then put it back in the laptop.

On 5 Jun 2002, Jean-Marc V. Liotier wrote:

> On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 21:01, Dano wrote:
> >
> > I have a laptop without CD and disquette.
> > How boot instalation of Debian Sid from net?
> In order to install Debian, you need to boot the Linux kernel and start
> the Debian installer. CD or disquette are the most practical way to do
> that. Once you have started the process once, you can then use your
> disks as high tech frisbees and get everything you need from the Net.
> But you have to bootstrap the process. You could build a solution where
> your laptop boots from a DHCP server on the local network, gets a kernel
> image via TFTP and the rest via a NFS mount ( la LTSP), but that's
> probably not what you want to do. In your case, the path of least
> resistance is to find a way to temporarily add a CD or floppy drive to
> your laptop. I fail to see how this can not be possible, even if it
> involves digging out the controller port on the motherboard and
> connecting a spare ribbon to it.

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