I have a Compaq Amada M300 (CPU-P600 Ram-128M Hdd-25G:15G-windows2000, 10G-Linux). I will install Linux on this laptop. However, I don't have Multibay. I only have usb CD-Rom. As I know, this model cannot boot from usb CD-Rom. Win 2000 is installed in this laptop. I found that most of Linux install CD are need to boot from CD-Rom. How can I install Linux on this??
I will try to inatall "Ubunto" Linux on this laptop. Can you recommend other Linux for low h.w. system laptop?
There are a few unix-like OSes that still offer floppy drive boots, though you still need to have a CD-ROM drive to boot. Other options include USB memory sticks and business card CDs.
You only option I would think would be to install an alternate BIOS that will boot USB drives. It is quite dangerous, though, as if you corrupt your BIOS the computer will never be able to start.
However Ubuntu has a windows installer you could use, but you still have to burn the CD IIRC.
I'm just wondering why you'd want to get rid of probably the best windows version you can get - it isn't as bloated as XP but you get essentially the same thing and you can have just about the same amount of security without the need for anything except for a firewall if you really need to.
Thank you for everybody. I will try to install "Ubuntu". I found "Install.exe" file which can run on windows. But I am not sure that using the file is same as using CD. Anyway I will try~
i also want to do d same but cudnt get it. a bit more explanation plz