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Old 06-20-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Old Compaq LTE 5000.


Hi all!
This is my problem:
I have an old Compaq LTE 5000 laptop, and i cannot install on it a new os because it does not have a CD-ROM drive. Now it is running with DOS installed.

Can you suggest a LINUX distro that i can install by floppies?


Thanks for any reply!
 
Old 06-20-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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I've never tried it, but one of the last Linux OS releases still providing floppy images is Debian 4.0 (etch). You can find them on every Debian mirror under dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/floppy/.

Most likely some of the tiny Linux OSs provide images and/or instructions to boot from floppy disks. Here is an example from the Damn Small Linux FAQ: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/install_from_floppy.html.

Good luck!
 
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I'll try that OS!!!
 
Old 06-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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Does the laptop have any USB ports, or is it just that old? If it does, then you might be able to use a USB CD-ROM drive with it so that you could install a Linux distro from a regular CD.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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Does the laptop have any USB ports, or is it just that old? If it does, then you might be able to use a USB CD-ROM drive with it so that you could install a Linux distro from a regular CD.
It is really old! It has not USB port or ethernet port.
Only a 9-pins serial port...

Thanks for any other reply.

PS: I need suggest about NetBSD...
 
  


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