I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer.
Unfortunately, my computer doesn't have a CD-ROM (so I can't boot from Live CD).
It does not have a capability of booting from USB drive (so I can't boot from PenDriveLinux USB stick).
It can be booted only from hard disk or from 1.44 floppy.
Its hard disk has a bootable DOS FAT32 partition and an unpartitioned space reserved for Linux.
I am able to copy any files (downloaded from internet or prepared on another computer) to my DOS partition.
For example, I can install Windows on my computer by copying Windows installation files and starting installation from DOS.
But how to install Linux?
Where I can find Linux Mint installation files for DOS?
Can I make these installation files myself from Linux Mint *.iso file?
I've found this article, which contains a solution for my problem, but it requires UNetbootin to be installed. Unfortunately, UNetbootin can't be installed on pure DOS.
Of course, I can install Windows, then install UNetbootin and that'll do the trick. But I'm refusing to believe that this path is the shortest one.
What is the more straightforward way from DOS to Linux?
Is it possible to make a bootable Linux 1.44Mb floppy (probably not Linux Mint) and use it to boot from
A:\ and then install Linux Mint using installation files located on FAT32
C:\ ? (Sorry for Windows terminology)