Install from harddrive ....
Forum: HD Install
Topic: Install from harddrive ....
started by: oker7
Posted by oker7 on May 26 2008,17:16Hi- I have a old laptop which I wish to install DSL.I have no Rom drive or floopy drive so will need to install from the harddrive.
I have looked at the the < Tutorials & Tips here > but can not find the files mention.Has anyone any ideas on how I can install from the harddrive and not a CD.
Posted by curaga on May 26 2008,18:34Download the embedded zip file, to be able to extract the files from dos/windows.
Then take a look at the wiki:
< http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Loadlin_Install >
Posted by oker7 on May 27 2008,16:15
Ok- I did read the Wiki -but from my reading I still need some type of OS on the drive first to boot then boot DSL.
What I need to do is for DSM to boot\install from the harddrive as I have no way to get any other OS to boot first.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on May 27 2008,17:11If you have no software on it, you're pretty much out of luck.
- temporarily connect a cd/floppy/etc drive
- take out the hdd and use another machine to install
- there may be other options such as usb/net booting, depending on your hardware
Posted by oker7 on May 27 2008,19:11Ok,
Thanks for the reply, much as I suspected!
Will bung 2k on for now as I know this will load if I install on another machine.
Posted by curaga on May 27 2008,19:29Why not put just (free)dos to save time?