Installing Ubuntu from floppy disk?

William Scott Lockwood III scott at
Fri Nov 23 01:51:30 UTC 2007

Your best bet is to gain access to an external CD drive (like a USB one in
a cage, or similar) and boot from a floppy that then looks for what you
need on the CD drive. If it doesn't have USB, you could look for one of
the older drives that works via Parallel port, or you could put an
inexpensive (like, less than $10) NIC in the machine, and netboot to an
installer. Personally, I'd go with the NIC option, it's a lot less
trouble, and makes the machine a lot more useful.


---==== [ Ashley Benton ] ===---
> Hi,
> I have a very old computer using windows 3.1 and not really working. I
> wanted to install Ubuntu on it for my son. This computer has only a floppy
> drive and apparently no programs to go on internet. Is it possible to
> install Ubuntu from floppy disks? How do I create the floppy disks? If I
> try
> to move a copy of my ubuntu cd inside the floppy disk, Ubuntu tells me
> that
> there is not enough space. Any advice would be welcome.
> Thank you
> Meg
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