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How you phrased your initial post is somewhat contradictory. For example, OpenOffice by itself is larger than some of these distributions, and is not normally included in a "small" distribution. If you want to use OpenOffice, you will probably get better results by installing a "normal" distribution and being very selective regarding what packages you install.
Old PC (1999 Fujitsu with Biostar motherboard) + old guy (1950) and yet Puppy installs easily, boots in 30 seconds off the hard disk and runs smoothly every day. A joy! Only need the alternative Windoze98 boot for specific applications like PaintShopPro and advanced Excel. Highly recommendable for simple workhorse, no-nonsense use.
Last edited by Jan Willem Roest; 05-02-2007 at 10:52 AM.
Uh-I don't think you completely read my last post. It is a Powerbook, therefore Macintosh. It does not have a CD drive. I am not sure if I can hook the HDD up to my desktop and install like that, but I am going to open it today and see.
If you have really only floppy, there is a plenty of distros that can be installed (or run) from floppy, try searching google with floppy linux distro, or take a look at http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/, but I don't know how they run on Powerbook.
Other option is to try Debian, that can boot from floppies and download everything from net - http://www.debian.org/distrib/floppyinst.
Or, if you have usb port, you can try usb based distros...