[techtalk] Install from floppies

franzoni at edisons.it franzoni at edisons.it
Thu Nov 18 10:54:00 EST 1999

On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, J B wrote:

> Have been following the thread on splitting files to floppy.  Would this 
> work to split the installation files?  Or, is there a specific way to create 
> floppy disks to do an install on a machine wihtout a CD-Rom?  I have an old 
> 486 that I am considering setting up, and it does not have a CD, and I see 
> no reason to install one just to put an operating system on it.  Once I get 
> it up and running it will be networked to my other machines, so installing 
> other software is irrelevant.

With most distributions you can install the first floppies (i.e. in
debian rescue1440.bin and drivers1440.bin) and install via the network the
rest. No need for a cdrom drive :-)


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