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    linux installation

    i've got a fedora core 7 dvd and i wanna install it on my pc for which i need to boot it with that dvd. the problem is that i don't have a dvd drive on my desktop. i've a laptop which have a dvd drive and i know how to connect to computers directly with a cross over cable. i also have that cross over cable with me. the problem is how to boot my desktop with the dvd drive on my laptop by connecting both of them with a cross over cable.

    plz help

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    In short - it is impossible.

    You can get an IDE cable that will allow you to slave your laptop's DVD drive from your PC.

    I'm sure you could download a CD version of it?
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    A DVD player costs about $20, if not cheaper.
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    it should be possible to make a boot floppy. Failing that buy an internal dvd drive. Failing that buy an external dvd drive if you have to.

    There should also be a way to make a boot menu.
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    Yeah I wouldnt even bother just get a replacement internal or get an external. Cant hurt to have an external floatin around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirDice
    A DVD player costs about $20, if not cheaper.
    Well, prices vary from place to place. The name 'aditya' sounds to be an Indian one and here in india, it is around $40.

    Even though I have never done it, what are the possibilities of using the 'boot over network' option in the BIOS? Can that be useful?
    Last edited by jockey0109; October 14th, 2007 at 08:30 AM.
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    To "boot over the network" could work. Not sure if the fedora install allows it though. Boot over the network is called PXE boot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot...on_Environment
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirDice
    To "boot over the network" could work. Not sure if the fedora install allows it though. Boot over the network is called PXE boot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot...on_Environment
    Thanks. The article was very infromative.
    Last edited by jockey0109; October 14th, 2007 at 08:34 AM.
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