On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 12:37:49PM +0100, Andrew Betson wrote:
> Got a couple of 486's and a Pentium of some description that were about to
> go on the scrap heap, i obviously want to stick Linux one em. Main problem
> is none of em have CD-ROMs and arn't likely to get one either : )
> What are my options for installing?? They have Network cards, and i was
> thinking FTP but i know nothin about doin this.....
Your options are
1) install a CD drive in each box temporarily and do it from that (you'll
pick up an old IDE CD for very little - I've got one you can have for a
tenner if you come and collect it, for instance - only 4x, but perfectly
adequate for a Linux install)
2) do an NFS or FTP install. This isn't terribly difficult, and is
documented in the manual of any decent distribution, but you'd need to be
comfortable with network configuration, and of course you'll need a machine
already running and networked to be the NFS or FTP server.
You pays your money (for the CD drive :-) ) and you takes your choice :-)
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