Re: How to install if you can't boot CD?
- From: Alan Adams <alan.adams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 21:40:39 +0100
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"Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Darin Johnson" <darin@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
Matt Giwer wrote:
One has to suggest you visit some computer stores in your area and find
that is much better than what you have for a $100 or so.
This is pretty silly. One of the strong points of Linux is that it
can run on just about anything, even old computers. It's much better
to revive a computer by putting Linux on it and have it do useful work
than to toss it into a landfill. This is especially good in a
corporate environment where you can't just get a new computer because
you feel like it, so recycling the 5 year old ones that the Windows
desktop people don't want works great. I've needed to do network
boots off of floppies as recently as a couple years ago.
How much of your time is it worth to support it? Seriously?
In this case, if the print server works, it will save me considerable
time over the alternatives. I've already spent two days trying to stop
Win98 hanging while shutting down, so I can get it to reboot as a
And I'm quite startled that any 5 year old machines you see in industry do
not have CD boot capability, unless someone left the CD out.
I think this is over 5 years old. For one thing the CD is a 6X one,
which won't read re-writables, but it does handle writables.
It's now booted via Smart Boot Manager, and is about to install Ubuntu
6.02 - full version because that is on CD-R, whereas the server
version is on CD-RW. I might need to strip a lot out. Still it's got a
20G disk and 96M ram so it won't be disastrous, even with a PII-300.
Alan Adams, from Northamptonshire
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