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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Installing Linux using floppy disc

Posted by: Joeb Oct 6 2008, 09:57 AM

Hi everyone,

i know this question has been asked quite a bit however nothing seems to work for myself.

i have an old Lifebook Fujitsu Siemens that only seems to boot from floppy disks, i managed to install XP using the boot discs made by their program and a USB DVD drive, however i cant seem to install Linux using a similar method i am not really bothered what linux distro just as long as it has a graphical interface and has the General applications like and office package, firefox.

can any help me please.

thank you


Posted by: michaelk Oct 6 2008, 10:53 AM

Slackware would be a good choice but it is not the easiest for the beginner. How old? What is the model number?
Can it boot from USB? How much memory?

Posted by: duncanh Oct 6 2008, 05:01 PM

I'd personally ditch the *old* laptop and get a newer one from EBAY - only a few $$ and then boot from the DVD drive

Posted by: Joeb Oct 7 2008, 03:10 AM

It is a Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK B2545 256mb RAM, 10GB hard Drive, Touch Screen, its a small 7inch tablet and although i have XP on it i would rather have Linux because i just want something that i can go on the internet and do my work on that does not crash or have viruses on. lol

I would buy something else just though i would give this a try first lol.

thank you for your help.

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