Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 15 2007,04:45
Somebody please help me. I'm trying to get DSL onto my computer and I keep running into problems.
Ok. First, I have "THE OFFICIAL DAMN SMALL LINUX BOOK" with the CD. So I have all the files. I can boot fine from the CD on my 3 year old computer with Windows XP. But on my 11 year old Windows 95 computer, I can't.
Here's what my 11 year old Windows 95 computer has:
Pentium II, 200MHz, MMX processor
128 MB RAM
3 GB hard drive
-- used 261 MB
-- unused 2.68 GB
A: drive is for a 3-1/2" floppy
D: drive is for a CD-ROM
Booting from the CD does not work.
I tried setting my bios to boot from the CDROM first, but that didn't work. So the alternative ways to install will not work.
Then I tried using the BOOTFLOPPY.IMG file. But that file size is 1,474,560 bytes and the 3-1/2" floppy only has a capacity of 1,457,664 bytes. So BOOTFLOPPY is of no use.
I'd like to just load it to the hard drive then boot from there. I have PARTITION MAGIC 6.0, that is easier to use than FDISK. So I can partition the hard drive however is needed. But I don't have (or don't know how to use) the BOOTMAGIC CONFIGURATION.
Can I just copy the files from the CD to the hard drive using drop and drag from EXPLORER on WINDOWS95? And then just boot from there?
Any help is appreciated.