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August 22nd, 2009, 03:20 AM
hey guys,

i have a compaq presario r4000 laptop and i want to install ubuntu, but here's the thing:
- no cd/dvd drive
- no usb boot option in bios
- the current operating system is completely screwed up, (ive tried everything)

my only options for install:
- floppy diskette drive
- new internal cd/dvd drive, expensive, and rare (custom made by compaq)
- network install

the best option is network install because all of the materials are readily available

please show me how

August 22nd, 2009, 03:50 AM
Network install here. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation#Server%20and%20network%20installation s)

See first option, localenet. That should do it, I've never really done a net install, but if ya run into trouble post and I'll do my best to help based off the guide. Shouldn't be too hard. See other options if they apply.

August 22nd, 2009, 06:21 AM

August 23rd, 2009, 01:30 AM
for this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot, wut do i do? just type the stuff into terminal? i dont have a server i just have another laptop with ubuntu on it and i wanna use it to put ubuntu on my other laptop