[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?

Stephen Cilley hydro_mancer at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 18 22:28:28 PDT 2006

So a friend of mine was moving and I helped her and as
thanks she gave me what has to be the cutest little
antique laptop I've ever seen.  It's a Toshiba 610C
and has a pentium 120 MHz with 32 Megs of RAM and a
little less than a gig of storage.  I booted it up and
was overjoyed to find everything intact (though not so
overjoyed to find that professors at MIT used Windows
95... grumble...)
Anyway, my dilema is this: even though those stats
sound like they can more than handle an install of
KNOPPIX, DSL, or something else very small, it only
has a 2.5 inch floppy drive.  It also has pcmcia
slots, so I should be able to put my USB card in
there, but even with that in, I don't think I can boot
from a USB drive (I haven't even been able to figure
out how to enter the BIOS, yet.)  So does anyone have
any suggestions as to how I might get a distro on


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