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Old 11-05-2006, 05:43 AM   #1
huzzzo
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laptop without cd-rom drive. net install needed. slackware NFS issues.


hi everybody,
I'm getting trouble with my old thinkpad 600.
I need a laptop for net surfing at university, but I have no $$ to buy new one.
Then I've tried some solutions:

1. one year ago, debian floppy net install, it does not recognize pcmcia eth card
2. one year ago, NetBSD 2.1, it roxxx, detects my pcmcia eth card (tulip module i think) and downloads all the packages from ftp... but I was/I am to noob for bsd I think.

3. yesterday, slackware 9.1 ftp method install: all settings for ftp ok, but file transfert does not starts and it tells me that I can reboot pc for use it :|
4. today, slackware 11.0: I built an NFS server on my windows machine on the local network.
When I specify address and folder of my win machine, it seems to be ok, return to the menu but it lose all information that I input before (keyboard layout, target drive) so It enters in a loop and I get fucked

please tell me a solution...

my thinkpad 600:
pentium 1 233mmx
32mb of ram pc66
3,4, gb hd
pcmcia eth card
pcmcia wireless card chip rt2600 (need a distro that can use this card)

The goal is have a machine in textual mode / graphic mode with fluxbox and dillo for net surf.
thanx
 
Old 11-06-2006, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi,

#1, USB stick install.
#2. Debian floppy install, make sure you select right device for eth0.


Happy Penguins!
 
Old 11-08-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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I not used USB before, because I have no pendrives. I bought new one yesterday, now I'm using Damn small linux
 
  


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