boot floppy and fedora core 2 or 3
Posted on 2005-04-12
i have a IBM thinkpad 760xl which can't boot from cd. i would like to install fedora core 2 or 3 on the laptop however i have two problems. the laptop doesn't have a cdrom drive but does however have a scsi cdrom drive in it's docking station, so i need to know how to get a linux boot floppy to contain scsi drivers to access.
the second problem is that (as far as i am aware) the new 2.6 kernel's are too big to fit onto a floppy disk and as such the only boot image that i can find is a 4mb image for a cd. is there a way to get the image any smaller so that i can put it onto a floppy.
any help would be great cos i need to do a presentation on the weekend on linux and i don't have a laptop running linux yet and i really don't want to have to take my desktop.