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Old 09-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
mezcal
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Linux on a 486


Hi all -

new to these forums & linux in general, although have been using Fedora on my desktop for about six months.

I have an old IBM Thinkpad 755CD (486 - 16 MB RAM) that I would like to install a basic distribution on - mainly just to practice command line, but also for some basic word processing etc.

The laptop's CD-ROM is missing, so a distribution that can be installed via the FDD is a priority.

Any suggestions, advice, info etc. would be greatly appreciated.

If I should be posting this in another forum here please let me know!

TIA,

Mezcal
 
Old 09-09-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Heard of search?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=332037
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=327463
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=357256

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Cheers ctkroeker;

I see you were in a similar situation at one time
Thank you for the reply & links - yes I shall endeavour to search first next time.

Mez.
 
  


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