This is the story: My dad was going to fix it so my uncle could go online. My uncle knows nothing about computers and all my dad was gonna do was buy a pcmcia network card and install it. But my dad managed too buy a new 3com card who has no win95 driveres. So I who have been bragging about linux for some time now said I could get it to work whit linux, inn over my head as usual
The biggest problem is this machine only has a floppy drive for transfer and only 8mb ram.
I am trying too install debian potato from floppy now, it has gone well so far even tho the documentasion says it needs 12mb ram. I made a 30mb swap partision just inn case, I can repartision it later.
The pcmcia port seems to be suported in the kernel (2.2.x)
The 3com card needs prism54
The install started whitout highmem so it's taking forever
My questions are general, I would like to know any and all opinions on how I can posible do this. What kernel version I should use? If there are distros better for this than debian? The important thing is to get the pcmcia to work with as few floppies as posible.
Any advice is very welcome.