linux on floppys

  teak goblin 20:52 04 Feb 2006
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hi i have an old laptop toshiba tecra 510cdt
running windows 98 and i would like to put linux on it problem is i have plenty of distros but the laptop wont boot from cd (no bios option )so is there away of getting a linux distro on floppy
i know this laptop is old but if win 98 can run on it there must be some linux disros that whould to
thanks
tg

  Skills 22:39 04 Feb 2006

Could you boot with a windows 98 floppy with CD rom support and then manually run the setup prog from the cd?

  teak goblin 00:02 05 Feb 2006

hi skills
i tried that befor i posted this and i couldnt get it to work

  Skills 01:01 05 Feb 2006

Some links that may be of use click here

click here

From those links this looked promising a version of linux on bootable floppies click here

Hope that is of some help

  teak goblin 22:36 06 Feb 2006

skills
thanks for the links

  Skills 23:44 06 Feb 2006

No probs hope ya get it working

  Skills 18:56 13 Feb 2006

Have just come accros the same prob as you and there is a way to create a bootable linux floppy Im using mandrake and there instructions are here but it should be similar for other distros click here

  teak goblin 19:49 13 Feb 2006

skills, thanks for the link the laptop im using is quite old so it may need more ram but i have kept the in fo so i can have a play with it when ive got a bit of spare time
cheers

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