[Wolves] (no subject)

David Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 15:20:04 GMT 2006

On 28/11/06, Stuart Beeson <stuart.beeson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi People
> Been watching the list for a bit now and ive decided to make my first post -
> i have a redundant laptop - its only a small thing running windows 98 (had
> it about 5 years) the problem is i havnt got a floppy or cdrom to boot from
> - ive managed to get a wifi connection working on it so i can browse the web
> etc - ive been reading
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromWindows
> and a few things dont add up - if this is a net boot install from dos how
> will i connect to grab the rest of the files needed or am i missing
> something - can i use wirless once the installation process is running (or
> will i run into problems configuring my wifi along the way)
> any pointers would be great -
does it have a wired network built in?
does it have a usb port?
does it have a hard drive?

If the answer to the above is yes then all you need to do is get info
off your machine then there are several ways to get Linux on it.

What version of Linux you like.

If your memory is less than 256 mb Then you need a distro
realistically with a light desktop such as xubuntu.

If your bios supports boot from network then you can boot you laptop
and install via a machine with a cdrom.

If you have a usb port and a machine with a cdrom or a spare cdrom I
recommend going out and buying 18 quids worth of usb caddy.  Attach
your cdrom to it and away you go.

If all else fails goto your local pc parts supplier and ask for a
ide->laptop hd convertor, remove the laptop hard drive, plug your
laptop hd into the primary hd bay of a machine with a cdrom and boot
the machine as normal (this is the route that means you need to know
your cpu)  if it is a lower rated cpu than the machine your installing
from you will need to manually downgrade it.

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