Re: Quick Question
> On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, BRIAN SCHRAMM wrote:
> > I have a Slackware 2.0 system that has no capability of running a
> > floppy or booting from the CD-ROM (Sound Blaster Pro16). I would like
> > to update it to the newest (1.3) Debian release that I have so my main
> > machine and my server (this machine) has the same system. Keeping in
> > mind that I cannot boot off of anything but the hard drive (SCSI) how
> > do I start the install? I do not have DOS on this machine at all.
> Hi Brian!
> AFAIK you need at least a bootable floppy drive *OR* a bootable CD-ROM
> drive (such a thing is common in newer PCs) to install Debian GNU/Linux.
No, Debian can be installed without CD or floppy. All it requires is
that you can boot a kernel and a ramdisk. With DOS, you could use
Loadlin for that purpose. If you already have a Slackware
installation, I guess you could configure LILO to boot the contents of
the bootdisk from your harddrive.
- Sten Anderson
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