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Old 12-02-2003, 06:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Toshiba Satellite T1910; i486 Pentium I; no coprocessor or math emulation.


I have a Toshiba Satellite T1910 (laptop) with a i486 intel pentium I processor with no coprocessor, no math emulation, very little RAM, and 200mb hard drive. (I can give more info if needed)
Now, I screwed up. I had DOS 5.2, Windoz 3.1, and suposedly 95 somewhere.... well... you can tell that sucked as a computer. BUT IT'S A TOSHIBA. So, I fdisked the harddrive to have just DOS, and well.... it didn't like that. So now I have a computer with no OS that can't do anything but boot from a DOS.

NOW ON TO WHERE LINUX\UNIX COMES IN.

I actually wanted to turn this wonderful peace on machinery into a properly running system with eaither UNIX : ) or LINUX : ) X2.
But... now a'days it's as crap getting an OS that can boot up form floppy, and to add to that, all the versions I've tried wont work, or I need DOS or linux to write them...yes...I have windoz XP, because I game. So, if anyone know's what I need to do to get this to run with an OS please respond here and\or contact me at LordDonQuixote@netscape.net

 
Old 12-02-2003, 10:41 PM   #2
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How much RAM does it have?

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Old 12-02-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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http://www.pocket-lnx.org/index.html.en

should work just fine.
the rawrite program (included in the download) lets you use windose to make linux floppies.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:07 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how exactly to check the RAM with out an OS...lol. But I'll try the link. And get back and see if it works.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:59 PM   #5
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OK... no that one didn't work. It ran out of memoryVFS: Mounted root (minix filesystem).
then it did this wierd:
init: '/lib/libc.so.5' is not an ELF file
init: '/lib/libc.so.5' is not an ELF file
init: can't load library 'libc.so.5'
So I don't think it has enough memory...I think it's a 4mb RAM system.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #6
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I tried that pocket linux on another computer, and it's just a network thingy. I want to use it was a stand alone system that can run linux\unix programs....there has to be one.... I would settle with unix terminal as long as it ran programs...
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:50 PM   #7
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ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-3.3/

I can't believe I didn't think of this before. Installs from floppies, needs only 4 megs ram and 20 Mb Hard drive space. And it's upgradeable. And it's Slackware
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:23 PM   #8
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http://ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/pub/l...slackware-3.3/ < I found a faster one here, but I've never done this before...thank you for all the help you all have given, but I really don't know what to do. (again, I'm using windows XP to do this) and I haven't used DOS since the stone age. Is there a direct set of instructions I can follow to do this withought doing it over and over again, and going through all the BS of: in DOS do this and in Terminal do that? I have RAWWRITE, I just don't know what all I need to do this. AND I don't know how to load a Kernel. I only have an around idea of what a kernal even is. : ) thanks again for all the help.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 12:33 PM   #9
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Andy help with this process would be very appreciated.
 
  


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