Originally Posted by =Sprint=
HEy all, i just inherited a free dell with a 2.8 celery , he said there was a blown PSU so i took it out, the only thing is he took the ram and HDD. I have RAM but i cant find a unused HD, is there any easy linux ops that allow me to boot soley off a 4.7 GB disc?
Yes, any live cd can boot without a hard drive. (I did this for a month when my hard drive was being RMA'd.)
You wont be able to store much. And after a few days it will get kind of slow (depending on how much ram you have).
I suggest knoppix for a good live cd, Ubuntu is nice also. You will have to download these CD's and burn them as images, then make sure the CD is first boot device and boot from them. It should auto-configure everything.
Post back with your results.