Installing Ubuntu from floppy disk?
Anthony M. Rasat
anton at kaltimpost.net
Sat Nov 24 10:31:30 UTC 2007
> > On Nov 22, 2007 9:03 PM, David Vincent < dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
> > <mailto:dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca>> 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?
> > -d
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Assuming thread starter is from Canada, I would say please spare yourself from agony and get one decent PC for less than $300. Even Walmart now selling $200 Ubuntu-preinstalled VIA processor-based PC (err, do Canadian have Walmart? Not a US citizen or Canadian here).
Anthony M. Rasat
Kaltim Post Group
Balikpapan - Indonesia.-
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