install ubuntu without CD-rom drive?

JeremyWorst ulist at
Fri Sep 8 14:51:07 UTC 2006


The laptop, a Toshiba 3110ct ultraportable, has an external CD drive
connected via a PCMCIA card, and CMOS provides no option to boot from
CD drive.  It allows boot from floppy, Hard drive, and LAN, only.  I
followed the instructions for netboot, trying to set up a DHCP server
on my Win XP Home desktop.  I thought I set everything up correctly on
the desktop, and the laptop dutifully looked for it at bootup but never
found it, the laptop never showed up on tftpd32.exe.  I do have Windows
ME installed on it right now but would like to get rid of Windows
completely.  The hard drive is too small for more than one OS.  I'm
looking into installing form floppies.  Any other ideas?



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