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Damn Small Linux 4.0 install on Compaq 1540DM

Posted 12-05-2008 at 07:45 PM by rokytnji

First off I had a wiped clean Hardrive for this install. Used this
http://www.killdisk.com/

Compaq 1540 DM, Pentium 1, 64 mb ram, 2 gig hardrive. No option to have cdrom boot first in bios .

1.I downloaded sbminst.exe (DOS executable)
cwsdpmi.exe (support file) and formatted a 1.4mb floppy and installed those 2 downloads to floppy. Used the 3.7 column Smart Boot Manager Download
http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/download.html

2.1. Restart...
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Dual boot install on Compaq 1540 DM

Posted 12-04-2008 at 05:53 PM by rokytnji

Compaq Armada 1540DM running Windows 95 and Linux Puppy 2.15CE
L4Linux has been wanting me to post some kind of article on here and I think I finally came up with a rare one. My Wife picked up a Compaq Armada 1540 DM , Pentium I 144mhz, 64 or so mb ram, and the hardrive is 2gig . Google Compaq for the specs.

Windows 95 is the main 0/S. The laptop has a bootable Floppy and a unbootable cdrom because bios doesn't give cdrom as an option, (even with compaqs firmware upgrades...
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