[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?

ck3k ck3k at ck3k.org
Tue Apr 18 22:34:00 PDT 2006

Pull the drive and load it via another machine, or netboot, or maybe  
find some of these 2.5inch disks, I know that some distros offer some  
floppy disk images, the format shouldn't matter (2.5 or 1.44).


On Apr 18, 2006, at 10:28 PM, Stephen Cilley wrote:

> 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
> there?
> Thanks,
> Stephen
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