Get the installation floppy images from a mirror (http://www.caosity.org/index.php?option=com_mirror2&Itemid=84) or from here:
$ wget http://mirror.caosity.org/cAos-1/cinch/current/floppy.img $ wget http://mirror.caosity.org/cAos-1/cinch/current/drivers.img $ wget http://mirror.caosity.org/cAos-1/cinch/current/MD5SUMS $ grep floppy MD5SUMS | md5sum -c $ grep drivers MD5SUMS | md5sum -c
and the last two lines should output:
NOTE: some file downloading programs will not overwrite files by default (wget will put a numeric extension on the file). Make sure you do not already have copies of 'floppy.img', 'drivers.img' or 'MD5SUMS' in the download directory.
Put a floppy disk in the floppy disk writing computer's drive and write the "floppy" bootable image:
$ dd if=floppy.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
When the prompt returns from the 'dd' command and the floppy drive light turns off, eject the floppy from the drive. Label this disk "cAos boot". Put the other disk in the floppy drive and write the "drivers" image:
$ dd if=drivers.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k
When the prompt returns from the 'dd' command and the floppy drive light turns off, eject the floppy from the drive. Label the second disk "cAos drivers".