I just found an old IBM Thinkpad 760E in my garage and was able to charge it and turn it on. However, it stopped, froze, and died at the Splash Screen for Windows 98 every time I tried to turn it on.
The laptop does not have a CD drive, but I think that the Floppy Drive works just fine. There is also no USB port.
I am looking for a distribution of Linux that I can use to turn the laptop into a simple MP3 jukebox (for line-out to a stereo).
Where can I get something like GeexBox that will boot and install directly on to the Hard Drive, after formatting the hard drive? I need this on floppies; I am willing to work with many floppies, but take note that the computer has only a 1 gig hard drive.
I am not willing to go out and spend too much extra money for something that I can use to mess around with the hard drive directly. I am also not willing to take apart my computer.
So, no CD Drive, no USB ports, no computer with IR transmitter, no network cable, no more than 1 gig, and no CA$H.
All that I can think of right now is
- use a wireless b card, but installing will be another problem
- find a small multi-floppy distro of linux that plays mp3's and will boot and will erase the entire hard drive
- give up (don't tell me to do that please)
Thanks for your help. Remember that I am a
, so keep it simple PLS, at least in step-by-step.
If you Google "Linux on the IBM Thinkpad 760" (w/out quotes) then many good results can be found, but I am not quite skilled enough to figure out what to do with all that information, and still most of those authors had CD-Drives. The first result is ESPECIALLY useful, it seems as though.