Installing Ubuntu from floppy disk?

Don Kelly dk at
Fri Nov 23 02:30:57 UTC 2007

If you're in the US, Best Buy has computers for $200 for early risers
tomorrow and other stores have good deals; probably a better deal than
buying bits and pieces of stuff for an ancient one.


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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ashley Benton
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:21 PM
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Re: Installing Ubuntu from floppy disk?


It seems that you are right I have a quantum pro drive lps and another hard
drive of 850 mb  but  it doesn't make the  2 gb  require. I will buy another
hard drive before to try. Thanks again

On Nov 22, 2007 9:09 PM, Ashley Benton <meggalen at> wrote:

I have no idea and don't know where to look. I'll try to find out. Thanks
for the reminder


On Nov 22, 2007 9:03 PM, David Vincent < dvincent at
<mailto:dvincent at> > wrote:

Ashley Benton wrote: 
> 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.

How big is the hard drive in that machine?  Nothing I had back in that
day had anything near the 2+gb required for Ubuntu to be installed.

I've already seen some suggestions about getting USB CDROM drives etc., 
before you go that far do you have the space to install Ubuntu on there?



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