Compaq Armada 1750 - 14.1" - PII - 64 MB RAM - 6.4 GB
Data Bus Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
provided memory is soldered
max 128 MB module
wow the memory is even soldered into the thing.
this thing is old, old , old. even though it still runs. If you do get into the bios, a CD maybe the only thing you can boot off of or a floppy drive, which would take you back to to finding an old release that was created for floppy drive install. You'd have to look in there web sight tree and see how far back you could go. Slackware use to do floppies. Don't be scared away by what other people say about Slackware, it is not for beginners.
When Slack first came out that is what beginners used other then redhat (when it was completely free). Slackware is actually a low maintenance OS.
Slackware goes all the way back to its first release.
Index of /slackware
here is a snippet of there version 2.x README
These are 1.44 MB bootkernel images for Slackware Linux 2.0.0.
These disks currently use Linux 1.0.9.
You'll need one of these to get Linux started on your system so that you can
install it. Because of the possibility of collisions between the various Linux
drivers, several bootkernel disks have been provided. You should use the one
with the least drivers possible to maximize your chances of success. All of
these disks support UMSDOS.
You will be using the bootkernel disk to boot a root-install disk. See the
rootdsks.144 directory for these.
A bootkernel disk is created by uncompressing the image with GZIP.EXE
(Example: GZIP -d bare.gz), and then writing the image out with RAWRITE.EXE.
RAWRITE is interactive and reasonably user-friendly.
That is how I had to install Slack for the first time, Floppies...