I've been recently looking at Linux Mint and found it quite interesting. I do have a problem however, that prevents me from trying it out: my laptop's DVD-ROM drive stopped working and buying a replacement part is too expensive :p
I have therefore been surviving on an ever self-deprecating Windows installation and on Debian whenever I need to get some work done.
The thing is, I now want to install Linux on this laptop for good, and I wanted to try out Linux Mint, since it's based on Debian (well I guess it's based on Ubuntu but whatever), looks impressively good and I've been reading a lot of favorable reviews around.
On to the question then: is there a way I can network-install Linux Mint? Is there a bootable floppy disk that does the job for me (like there is for Debian or Mandriva, for example)? How can I create one, if that's even remotely possible?
Thanks in advance for your attention
EDIT: Forgot to mention this - I do have an external (USB) DVD-ROM drive so I suppose a bootable floppy disk that would mount the DVD-ROM drive and install from there is also a solution.