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Old 05-27-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
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Small Distro


Can anyone tell me if there is a small distro That I can put on an old laptop (IBM L40 SX) that has 2 megs of ram and a 60 M HD.?
I would like to network this little machine to the other redhat machine that I have. Not sure how I would do it.. as the laptop has no nic , only a serial and parallel port. Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-27-2002, 02:12 PM   #2
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small linux may fit your needs. I think it's http://smalllinux.netpedia.net

Look for Tiny Linux, Coyote Linux...

HTH,

vfs
 
Old 05-27-2002, 02:14 PM   #3
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A base install of Debian will fit (install from floppy)

See: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/PLIP.html

Or you can use SLIP, but I can't find documentation for that at the moment.
 
Old 05-27-2002, 02:25 PM   #4
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I don't think so. Today's distros use more than 4megs to uncompress thing, so he'll need kernel 2.0.*. If so, it's best to use a small distro designed for this purpose.

About this, you can see the 4megs-Laptop-HOWTO (or something liek this) at www.linuxdoc.org

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Old 05-27-2002, 02:42 PM   #5
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Thanks fellas.. I will look that up and if you can find more info on the networking please let me know..

 
Old 05-27-2002, 02:46 PM   #6
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small linux may fit your needs. I think it's http://smalllinux.netpedia.net

Look for Tiny Linux, Coyote Linux...

HTH,

vfs
Sorry.. That URL didn't work for me.
 
Old 05-27-2002, 02:53 PM   #7
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BE more persistent man!

Google's here for that...

http://www.superant.com/smalllinux/

Looks like the old URL is really broken, but the above works.

HTH,

vfs
 
Old 05-28-2002, 11:56 AM   #8
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I cant seem to get Smalllinux to run on my laptop. The laptop is a ps/2 does that make a difference? I load the boot disk and everything seems okay,.. Its asks for the root disk and whammo crashes on me.. Any suggestions anyone?
 
Old 05-28-2002, 12:32 PM   #9
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You can try Peanut Linux OS. Its a pretty good distro and is about 150Megs in size only so it should be small enough for you.
 
  


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