Re: [SLE] Linux on an ancient laptop - DEAD!
From: Stephen W (winstephen_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 05:47:14 -0800 (PST) To: linux users <email@example.com>, suse linux-e <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks all for the suggestions and directions ... but
after installing the new hard drive I found the
keyboard was shorted out (It has lain in the garage
for 2 or 3 years).
It probably would not have worked any way --- It
really was a 20meg HD and I doubt the memory was over
Oh well, it was fun trying (getting it apart was a
real challenge... the screws, spring fittings and
slides were ingenious.
--- Jon Pennington <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 04:49:33PM -0800, Stephen W
> > I have an OLD (that should be ancient laptop) and
> I am
> > wondering if there is a floppy distro available?
> Not exactly. If you can boot from a CD-Rom, there
> are two options. How old are we talking about?
> Having inherited a P150MMX with 32M RAM and a 1.4GB
> disk, I know a little bit about what you're trying
> to do.
> > need topartition it severly - the bios only
> supports a
> > 20 meg HDD. I have not bee able to even boot to
> > yet and do not remember how much memory it has...
> Whoa. I really need to get more specs from you to
> know if there is anything we can do for you. 20M
> hard disk? Is this even a 386-class machine? If it
> isn't, than SuSE Linux is not for you. There are a
> number of ways around whacky partitioning schemes,
> but I don't want to waste anyone's time without
> knowing a LOT more about this machine.
> -=|JP|=- "Compared to racing, heroine is a strong
> urge for something salty."
> Jon Pennington | Debian 3.0
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