Installing Linux without a DVD-ROM drive
Posted on 2009-04-22
My goal is as simple as it gets: I want to install Fedora 8 onto an HP DL560 G1.
Constraint: The DL560 has a CD-ROM drive not a DVD-ROM.
My instincts tell me that I should download the DVD version of Fedora 8 and save it on my network fileserver then boot the DL560 using a "LIVE" version of Fedora 8 burned onto a CD. Then navigate to the DVD version and 'double-click' and presto I'd be done.
However, then I remember that I'm talking about Linux here and Linux probably won't be able to read files off my NTFS fileserver. Also, I might not be able to simply "double-click" on the DVD ISO - I might have to mount the ISO on a DVD daemon.
That's something I've only done in Windows.
Can someone please help a Linux tard install Linux? :)