Hi again Dave,
I am not familiar with free bsd, so I can't tell you for sure if you could install from there. I don't think it is possible though.
I don't know of a way to install gentoo from a floppy either.
I know of a boot manager you could install on a floppy (at least in theory -- I don't know how easy it would be to use) that would let you boot from the floppy then transfer over to the cd rom. It is at http://btmgr.sourceforge.net. Again, I haven't used this so I don't know how accessible it is.
On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 01:40:27PM -0500, awesome-dave1@... wrote:
> Thanks, my problem is i don't have a box that will boot off of a
> CD-rom. I'm wondering about a boot floppy, or accessibility through
> tftp/nfs? And i just got this idea, I've got a dual boot box, the first
> hard disk is where i want to install gentoo, the second drive has a test
> FreeBSD system, can i load the installer on that?
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 11:55:34 -0600 "William Hubbs" <w.hubbs@...>
> > Dave,
> > when I originally installed gentoo, I had linux on the machine
> > already, so I just set up another partition as the new root
> > partition and installed from the already running linux.
> > As far as I know (Deedra, please correct me if I am wrong), the
> > 2004.0 gentoo live cd has speakup built into the kernel, so just
> > boot it up and when you get to the prompt type
> > gentoo speakup_synth=xxxx
> > where the xxxx is your synthesizer to get it to come up talking.
> > William
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