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Old 11-15-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
Ericaesop
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Help me! please im alittle new to linux and im going crazy


i need a small linux gui that can boot from a floppy for an ibm thinkpad 755cx. i have tried damn small linux and slitaz. and im going crazy trying to get one to work at this point im thinking of smashing it with a hammer.

the thinkpad has no optical drive, just a FDD
 
Old 11-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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You are going to have a very difficult time trying to find a distribution of Linux that is small enough to run on that hardware, especially trying to get something that you can install from floppy disks.

You could try these instructions to see if you can get DSL to work using only floppies.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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What happens when you boot from either of those? Do you get the command line or can you not even boot at all?

After Googling I found these...

http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributi...Distributions/
http://alicious.com/2000/slackware-l...hinkpad-755cx/
http://www.angelfire.com/nt/sucks/
http://www.adamcon.org/~dmwick/thinkpad/

Hopefully they turn out to be helpful.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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The easiest thing to do is to put the HD in a removable USB box or into a different laptop and install/configure Linux there.

If your laptop has an ethernet adapter, you may have some luck with the Debian netinstall images for floppy:

http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
 
  


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