Hi, I am a Linux newbie but a Unix oldie... I recently got the Red Hat
6.0 GPL CDs and want to install Linux on an old 486 I have lying around
(to play with Linux and get some experience before putting it on more
critical machines). My problem is that the 486 doesnot have a CD-ROM.
The IDE controller is an old one supporting two HDs, and there are
already 2 HDs installed (2x340MB). Now:
* I want Linux to use both HDs --getting rid of Win95 ;-)
* The 486 doesnot have a sound card to put an old CD-ROM on either (not
that I have one of those lying around).
Other tools at my disposal:
* A desktop with a Hitachi IDE DVD-ROM and a 3COM Etherlink II card,
running win95 (I can use the card on the 486).
* A notebook (Gateway) with a DVD-ROM too (not sure of the model or
brand) and also Ethernet-enabled, running win98.
* A TCP/IP LAN connecting these two (and a coupla other PCs -- we have
a wired house ;-) using base10 TP Ethernet. Plus a parallel Laplink
What do you guys think is the best (ie, safest and easiest) way to go
about installing Linux?
Thanks in advance for any ideas,
costas malamas _______________________________________________________
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