For the life of me, it seems there are A LOT of people asking for this feature to be able to do a floppy install and it seems to fall on deaf ears with Canonical. How hard could it be for them to make a Ubuntu version of Debian's floppy install?
for 2: ubuntu's kernel doesn't fit on a floppy drive (it's 1.7 MB as of Gutsy), I believe that's why
But you're saying this other approach requires my installing Etch and Lenny?
Last edited by guyver; October 23rd, 2007 at 03:44 AM.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=198821 exactly where is it linking from?
Anyhow all you need is dpkg, GRUB, and internet access. No need for a fancy GUI environment. Download the deb using wget, using dpkg -i to install, then reboot.
You need to have something installed beforehand, to boot off of in the first place. Installing Debian just happens to be the easiest approach if you have no OS on your hard drive in the first place, anything else (Windows, Linux) will do.But you're saying this other approach requires my installing Etch and Lenny?
I'm sort of confused. When you say dpkg, you are referring to Etch and Lenny, right?
I also do not know what you mean by "the deb".
I was thinking I just redo a minimal install and go straight to UnetBootin... I just don't know how I go about getting this onto the old laptop I'm trying to use as a linux box... and yes I would be using the laptop entirely for Linux so there's no worry about data loss.
When I say dpkg I mean boot your Debian install (whichever one you have, doesn't really matter), and after downloading the file I linked to
Then install the package:Code:wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/lubi/unetbootin_ubuntu710rev48_all.deb
Then reboot, select UNetbootin in the grub menu, after that it's just standard Ubuntu install processCode:su root dpkg -i ./unetbootin_ubuntu710rev48_all.deb
PS is my sig link still dead? Seems to work fine for me...
Last edited by tuxcantfly; October 23rd, 2007 at 03:59 AM.