try this site - inparticular this web page:-
If i understand what you have said correctly, basically all you need to do is make a boot cd - but if you have a swoppable floppy/cdrom drives then the above site may come in handy for other situations u maybe faced with in the future.
hope this help - need any help let me know
I am running an old Dell Latitude which has swappable floppy and cd-rom drives (only one can be in at once). I used a Windows 98 bootdisk to format my hard drive, hoping to install Suse 9.1. But the problem is, since the cd-rom drive is not in when the floppy bootdisk is running, the driver for it cannot be installed. Because of this, I cannot install the copy of Suse I downloaded, which is on a CD. What can I do to eventually install Suse, or at this point any operating system, Linux or Windows, on this computer. (Note: I do not have a copy of Windows 98, the bootdisk was downloaded from the web)