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
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!