I have an IBM Thinkpad laptop that does NOT have a CD-ROM drive. I can,
however, access CDs by connecting to a PC with a CD-ROM drive and
running a Windows program. I'd like to install Red Hat Linux 4.2, which
comes on a CD. Could this method work:
1. Re-partition laptop hard drive into DOS and Linux partitions.
2. Connect the laptop to a PC with a CD-ROM and copy CD to the laptop
3. Boot the laptop in Linux with a floppy boot disk, then mount the DOS
directory with the copied files from the CD.
4. Perform a hard drive install.
While I have your attention, how big should the Linux partition be for a
Red Hat installation with X-windows, TeX and LaTeX, and some development
tools like dbx?
Thanks in advance for any info.
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