I have a really old Compaq laptop that i wish to install RedHat on. It doesn't have an ethernet card or cd rom drive. The laptop is already running an old version of Debian. I have a Win2k box connected to the internet via a router.

I basically got the following two ideas about how i can pull this off.
1. Install to the laptop using an ftp connection established using PPP over the serial port (null modem) connected to my Win2k box acting as a server.


2. I can probably get a hold of a RedHat cd and somehow mount the cd from my Windows box, over the serial port (since my laptop doesn't even have a cd drive), and do the install using a 'remote cd rom drive'.

If anyone has any idea how to pull either of these installs off, please help.