[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?
hydro_mancer at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 19 08:19:19 PDT 2006
That sounds great, but is it going to be ok to use a
PCMCIA card off of the floppy install? I mean, if so,
I've got a wifi card right here, couldn't I just use
--- Kyle Rankin <kyle at nblug.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:00:43AM -0700, Stephen
> Cilley wrote:
> > Sorry, yes, 3.5, my mind kept going to 5 1/4 and
> > me telling my mind it was wrong.
> > The only piece of networking hardware it has on it
> > a dialup modem, so this should be fun.
> > I don't even know what a null modem is. There are
> > three ports on the back, a serial, a parallel, and
> > then one thing I have never seen before in my life
> > which has two rows of seperated pins, it's very
> > looking.
> > Anyway, I think I'm going to have to use some
> > based install, because the rest seems a little
> over my
> > head.
> > Thank You,
> > Stephen
> Probably the simplest thing to do is to get the set
> of base Debian boot
> floppies for a net install and see if you can borrow
> some sort of PCMCIA
> nic. You should be able to get at least a 10bT
> PCMCIA NIC from HSC for
> really cheap. Then you boot off the floppies and get
> it going far enough to
> set install Debian over the network.
> Alternatively you could use the suggestion made
> earlier in the thread about
> removing the laptop drive and installing on it from
> another machine, but
> that shouldn't be necessary once you get this
> machine on the network.
> Kyle Rankin
> NBLUG President
> The North Bay Linux Users Group
> IRC: greenfly at irc.freenode.net #nblug
> kyle at nblug.org
> talk mailing list
> talk at nblug.org
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
More information about the talk