Hello everyone! I am new here and to Linux. I am a student in a degree program and have decided to broaden my horizons. I have scoured the internet and have stalked these very forums but have come up empty on my exact situation. I am trying to breathe life into an older laptop of mine to quite simply, learn Linux on my own. My issues are these:
- The machine has a formatted HDD and I have no install media for the original OS nor do I wish to install the original.
- The machine has and old bios that doesn't allow booting from USB.
- The machine only has a floppy drive and no CD/DVD Rom
The laptop is an older Panasonic Toughbook CF28. 1 Gig, 512 G Ram, 20 G HDD. I know it's not the latest and greatest but I can't risk playing around with my newer laptop at this time. I want to install Bodhi on the Toughbook but am having issues finding the exact solution to going about it successfully.
I have the HDD formatted to FAT32 and do have an IDE to USB adapter if I could figure out how to install it through my main system without potentially turning my newer computer into a dual boot machine.
I also have a working 3.5 drive but am not finding bootable install media for Bodhi.
I would love to get the old Panny up and running but might be barking up the wrong tree. Any input/guidance would be appreciated.
Thanks all in advance.