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Posted on 04-08-2003 03:30 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

I dug out my old Slackware CD sets. Slackware 7 (Nov 1999) with
kernel 2.2.13 still splits their distribution into floppy-sized
chunks, so they definitely do support installation via floppies.
You just have to mount the CD on another Linux machine, copy the
files onto floppies and feed them to your laptop. That would be
a reasonable choice, especially if it's an old laptop.

Slackware 8.1 (June 2002) with kernel 2.4.18 uses larger chunks
that don't fit on a floppy. There is some mention of installing
via floppies, so I think it's possible, but I haven't tried it.

But ethernet, if your laptop has that, would be the best solution.

How "large" is your laptop? What's the CPU speed, amount of RAM,
size of disk? How old is it?

--Mark

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