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From: Greg Corcoran <gregc@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] no CD burner
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 15:39:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] no CD burner by Sanity in Anarchy
1 I recently managed to install Gentoo on a laptop that had no cd-rom and
2 only a USB floppy, the laptop did have a built in eepro100 though.
4 I had to create my own custom floppy that just brought up enough of the
5 networking system to download the i686 stage 3 tarball. I extracted and
6 chrooted and it worked!
8 I do believe its possible to create a single disk installer for Gentoo
9 for a specific ethernet card/chip.
11 Greg
13 On Mon, 2002-04-22 at 16:29, Sanity in Anarchy wrote:
14 > I would like some bootdisk besides a CD for those of us who don't have CD
15 > burners. In fact, it would be really nice if I could just rawrite the ISO to
16 > my future root partition and boot it from there, but there aren't very good
17 > instructions on how to do this.
18 >
19 > One of the reasons I like Linux so much is that it's free at best (free as in
20 > beer) and at worst is cheap. But it won't be cheap if I have to buy a CD
21 > burner just to try out a cool-looking distro.
22 >
23 > I'll probably have this solved (for myself, at least) by the time you get back
24 > to me, but at least provide a couple of shell scripts or something for one of
25 > the many bootdisks already out there.
26 >
27 > Thanks, and keep up the good work.
28 >
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