?
Solved

Installing Linux from DOS

Posted on 2004-09-02
1
Medium Priority
?
535 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a laptop that I recently bought used. It isn't very good (Thinkpad 755ce, Pentium 100 Mhz, 12 Mb RAM, 515 Mb HDD), so I found a version of Linux, off the internet, that was made for old computers. My computer doesnt have a CD-ROM drive in it so I borrowed a Zip 100 drive. I followed the instructions on the internet to make a Linux boot disk. The website also said I had to copy all my files onto a Linux partion of the hard drive. The problem is I downloaded Linux on to a Win 98 computer. Then I transfered all the files onto a windows formatted zip disk (windows wont write to a lunux formatted disk). But now I'm having probems Linux can't read the Windows formatted disk. I tried copying the files to a Windows formatted partion of the disk but it doesn't help. What do I do?

P.S. The Linux website had instructions for DOS setup and that was what I used
0
Comment
Question by:bmlbytes
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
tfewster earned 250 total points
ID: 11965016
I think you'd get a faster response on this Linux-type problem if you posted it in
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/

You can ask Community Support to move it (Or delete it so you can re-ask it) by posting a 0-point question in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Good luck ;-)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello fellow BSD lovers, I've created a patch process for patching openjdk6 for BSD (FreeBSD specifically), although I tried to keep all BSD versions in mind when creating my patch. Welcome to OpenJDK6 on BSD First let me start with a little …
Java performance on Solaris - Managing CPUs There are various resource controls in operating system which directly/indirectly influence the performance of application. one of the most important resource controls is "CPU".   In a multithreaded…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question