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Re: [SLUG] Installing without CD drive.
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 03:09:36PM +1000, Matthew Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Peter Hardy wrote:
> > Basically, we've come across a 486 laptop that we'd like to get linux onto,
> > Any suggestions?
> Been there, done that.
> I did a debian base install using floppies and the rest over a parallel
> port cable (using plip).
> Plip (and probably slip) is easier to setup than ppp for a direct link.
> Plip was my preference because data transfer over a parallel cable is
> much faster than over a serial cable.
I am *not sure* but would it be /possible/ to make a network connection (aka laplink)
over the parallel port and then mount the CDROM drive from the other machine?
I just did a search of "linux lablink install" on google and returned a load
of messages, so there should be someone whos done it.
A lablink parport cable is just a crossed over parport cable, easy to do
and if you cant find one, go to dick smith and buy a "gender bender"
for par ports.
Goldwaithe's lemma of Murphy's third law: The line in which you are waiting is always the slowest. If you move, the line you move to stops. If you move back, both lines stop, and everyone is angry with you.
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