Installing Win2000 on a PC without CDROM

I have a laptop that does not have CDROM and I want to install Windows2000 on it. I'm able to boot from a floppy with TCPIP and connect to a remote PC with a Win2000 installation CD in CDROM.

I created a FAT16 partiton using my boot diskette on C:\ drive and run I386\winnt via a mapped drive. The DOS portion of setup completes OK, PC restarts and I'm getting a message "..unable to locate setup files..Setup can not continue". What could be the problem?
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alex1234Author Commented:

I don't have a remote installation service. All I have is to PCs: the laptop I'm installing the OS to and a Win2000 professional workstation with a CDROM. My question still remains...

Hmm.. I misunderstood the question then..

Do you have an external CDROM which you can attach to the laptop ... That way also you can install

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alex1234Author Commented:
No, I don't have an external CDROM. I'm able to connect to a CDROM on an other PC via mapped drive
Have you checked at this

You can copy the required files from the CD thru mapped drive to your laptop and then instal

alex1234Author Commented:
This article describes how to install using local CDROM or boot disks+CDROM. I don't have a local CDROM, I'm using a network share to a CDROM.
alex1234Author Commented:
OK, it looks like I did not have enough disk space when I formatted FAT16 - I re-formatted entire drive and repeated the installation, It worked this time and I had an option to convert it to NTFS.

Thanks, and do not need a help on this question. I will ask to delete it

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