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have a computer i want to load with the newest version of mandrake, suse, or redhat. i would like to be able to load it from an ftp server or any internet site so that i know i have the newest version i have a fast net connection. the one catch is my computer only has a cdrom drive and no floppy how can i install one of the above distributions on this unit
 
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There's no point in getting SuSe because you have to pay for it... You should download Red Hat Linux 7.3 for your computer. Go to:
http://www.redhat.com/download/rhlinux73.html
This page will explain what you have to do to install Linux and what particular files you need.
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.3/en/iso/i386/
This is where you need to download 3 ISO (CD images) and burn them on to a CD-R.
Good luck!
-Unnsse
P.S. My Red Hat Linux box is connected to a cable modem and gets around 150/kb for download, and since Red Hat 7.3 was created for Intel based i686 architectures, I have a Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz, and my Java programs (using JDK 1.4) are super super fast! Linux rocks!
 
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