Linux - No CD Install???
Posted on 2006-04-21
I have a laptop that does not have a CD or DVD drive... I have an external floppy for the laptop.
I have a 40gb drive in it, I created a 6gb partition, formatted with ext3 and copied the entire contents of Ubuntu 5.1 DVD to it.
I created a boot floppy (got the image from Tom's Root Boot).
I can boot the laptop with the floppy and it boots fine, I can even mount the /dev/hda1 to /installer from the command line then I can see the ubuntu image that I have put in that partition under hda1/ubuntu1
After that I am lost! lol, I cannot figure out how to start the installer.
do I need to create the partion /dev/hda1 as bootable, then map the /ubuntu1 directory somehow? If so how do I do that?
Do I need to edit the boot floppy to find the boot kernel on the partion hda1?
Is there some way that I can simply boot the floppy and mount hda1 as I have been doing then start the install from the cmd line?