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Installing LInux on a Laptop with Hardware Problems

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Hi,

I have a laptop without a Cd-Rom and with the internal FD broken...

I have copied the Linux installation files on the HD...
Still, the Installation program asks for a 2nd Flopy to be inserted...

How can I bypass this request and make the whole thing form the HD?

thanx...

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by:JBURGHARDT
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Can you remove hard drive and put in diffrent system so you can install linux on it and put it back in notebook.
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You will need to get your FD fixed or move your HD to another system with a working FD and install there and move the HD back. You could also try to move your data to the drive and make the hardrive bootable using the Linux dist. that is on the drive, however this is very difficult to get correct and you must understand fully the use of heads, cylinders and blocks on your hardrive.
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by:fede
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not an A because of disappointment that will never be able to put linux on laptop...
thanx anyway
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