Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Jan. 26 2008,17:29
I've been reading with interest the topics about HD installs, frugal installs, etc. I have a quandary-
I have an old IBM 765L Thinkpad, with a 3GB HD, 48MB of RAM, no floppy, no internet card, and this particular Thinkpad can't be configured to boot from a CD-ROM.
So I followed some tips to install Grub4DOS, which I have. It works and I can access the functions, including one that says "find and boot Linux with kernel installed". When I select it though, it times out and gives back that a kernel must be loaded first. How do I do that?
I have the DSL files copied to the HD C:\ directory off of a CD, so my question is, using Grub4DOS, how should I have the DSL files arranged? I already updated the config.sys file which is how I got Grub4DOS to work. How do I get it to recognize the kernel and start up the DSL installation?
Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated, and as I'm a relative newb to Linux (I've had Ubuntu 7.10 on my main computer for about five months now) "he-must-be-stupid" spelled-out directions/walk-throughs would help me most.
Thanks for reading, and for any suggestions.
(Edit* I also already got as far as I could using this article: http://marc.herbert.free.fr/linux/win2linstall.html#loadlin just fyi. Thanks.)