Installing Win2K on laptop
Posted on 2003-11-10
Trying to install Windows 2000 Pro on a Compaq Armada M300 laptop with no floppy drive and no CDROM drive.
I have an external firewire kit to connect the hard drive to a PC. It's a new drive and was originally unpartitioned. I partioned it into two NTFS partitions using the firewire kit.
So far I've tried:
- Running makeboot.exe on the hard drive. (wouldn't accept a hard drive, must use floppies)
- Installing to the drive from another PC using the firewire kit. (could not access drive partion to install)
- Installing to the drive from another PC using the firewire kit and a 3rd party driver. (txtsetup.oem not found, not present with driver distribution)
- Setting up an install on the PC and copying all install files to the drive including the new boot.ini and /i386 CD folder. (non system disk error)
At this point I'm pretty much out of ideas. Is there any possible way to do this without a docking station? I know it can be done with Windows 98, but what about 2K?