One of my friends posted this link from a 2004 article on StrangeHorizons.com on his Facebook page. Considering the state of the automation community, we may actually need to know how to do this soon. Enjoy.
Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User's Notes
By Lucy A. Snyder
5 April 2004
Let's face it: any script kiddie with a pair of pliers can put Red Hat on a Compaq, his mom's toaster, or even the family dog. But nothing earns you geek points like installing Linux on a dead badger. So if you really want to earn your wizard hat, just read the following instructions, and soon your friends will think you're slick as caffeinated soap.
Read the rest of the article here.