Just to see if anyone can figure this out:
How do you install Linux on a box with the following handicaps:
No ethernet (or token ring or arcnet, etc)
No CD (or DVD)
A pcmcia floppy that has no Linux driver
No other OS installed
You can't add any hardware
You can't move the HD to another box or open the box at all.
It must be a real distro, like Red Hat, SuSE or Debian, not a toy or floppy distro.
Available hardware in the box: keyboard, mouse, serial port, parallel port, monitor, a toshiba libretto floppy drive (assume it doesn't work with linux, yes, I know there's a "driver", if you can make it work, I want a copy ;-)
Use of another PC with whatever software or hardware you want is allowed, except the software must all be Linux (no DOS floppies or stuff like that)
Any cables you want can be used.
Any media you want can be used for the install.
I will give the answer in a week, hopefully someone will answer first.
Yes, it can be done. In fact, I have already done it, a while ago (see the "Small Linux" article in ths very site)