How to install Linux from Windows?

I have an old server which right now is running Windows 2000 Server and I want to install Linux on it. Unfortunately, I cannot boot from a CD as the BIOS was on a different partition (this is an old Compaq machine), and there is no way for me to get into that now. Also, I don’t have any floppies lying around that I can use. Which means I was stuck. But, I came across an article by Marc Herbert which details how to install Linux for someone exactly in my situation – without any CD, floppy or USB-Key.

My question now is, has anyone tried this? I have not yet, might do it tonight. And Two, which distro to use? Most of them are listed, Centos is missing (Karan you reading this?). Traditionally when I have played with this on a Virtual Machine it has been the Suse Linux or Redhat, and I personally prefer Suse, however I have not used them enough to know which one is better?

So, what do you recommend and importantly why?

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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