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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Geekery: Install an OS on a Fujitsu B-2131 without a CD

A co-worker gave me an ancient Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131. I want to turn it into an ultra-portable netbook thingie.

The catch? No cd-rom.

Apparently the world has forgotten the world of the boot floppy and internet installs.

Well, almost everyone.

Turns out that if you have a floppy drive, and 5 spare 1.44MB disks, there is a way to install Ubuntu over the Internet! [SEE HERE]

We ran out of time and floppy disks today, but this looks like a cool father-son project for this week.

Further updates as they are warranted.

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