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Posted: 10/5/2005 11:16:06 AM EDT
I'd like to install win2kpro on a laptop without a cd drive.
I have a server that can 'share' it's cd drive with a win2kp disk.

how do I make a bootable floppy to install over the network?
Is there an 'easy' way to do this? (I'd like to not have to resort to RIS)

or maybe you can suggest a better way to do it?

I do have a CD drive with a USB adapter.. but then again, booting and using it with only a FDD.

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:19:33 AM EDT
You could boot it off a 98 floppy and change the directory to the server files and copy them from there...... but the CD ROM sounds easier.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:33:27 AM EDT
how do you boot and use a usb cdrom from fdd?

how do you boot and access the server without network support?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:56:24 AM EDT
can you take the drive out of this one. if you can take the drive out copy the 2k cd to the drive and then boot of bootdisk with cd-rom support. go to the i386 directoy type winnt. and it will slowly install 2k for you
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:05:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RED_5:
how do you boot and use a usb cdrom from fdd?

how do you boot and access the server without network support?

Is there already an OS on the machine????

from floppy (FDD)

in bios set boot order to flooy as first boot device

boot up from floppy

at the 'C:"' propt change it to D:' ( assuming 'D' is your CD drive

after you have the 'D:' prompt

type 'setup' without the quotes

hit enter.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:10:24 PM EDT
or you can use this. If you have a USB flash drive it will make it bootable, then if your BIOS supports it select boot to USB device.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:10:42 PM EDT
what kind of laptop
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:11:14 PM EDT
do you have a network boot disk?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:18:14 PM EDT
I have a Compaq presario 1700 series notebook (PIII)

no option to boot from USB (already looked)

can boot from FDD, CD (don't have)or HDD(well not today!)

I have a USB adapter for IDE drives (so far, options I found on line don't help(bootable floppy))

I have a network handy, and I've heard of that option, just need to be able to connect to it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:19:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
do you have a network boot disk?

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:06:28 PM EDT



never done it before but therer are your floppy boot disks
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 3:04:12 PM EDT
thanks, I'll take a look at 'em tomorrow when I'm back at "work".
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