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I was lucky enough to come across a Toshiba Tecra 700CT laptop (100mhz, 48mb, the usual goodness).
The CD drive isn't working so well, but the floppy is fine. So I want to install a very very minimal Slackware setup (basically that boots up), and from there I can manually copy over packages I need, one floppy at a time.
The laptop doesn't have ethernet or any other tricks like that. Maybe I could somehow rig the hard drive up into another computer or the like, but it seems unlikely.
So, does anyone know some really minimal Slackware floppy distros? Heck, even a good old version of Slackware (when it still came on floppies).
I see three options.
1. Use the Slackware install and config pages on the official website to install using the old method.
2. Use a temporary network with perhaps SLIP
3. Use tomsrtbt, cause that is what I consider the best linux-on-a-floppy type distro.
BaslicLinux, http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ions/baslinux/ is based upon Slackware 4.0, but a minimalist all-floppy distro that can be upgraded.
Uses solely the floppy and hard drives to start up -- no need for a laptop CD-ROM or LAN/modem access.
ZipSlack, http://www.slackware.org/zipslack/ is essentially an up-to-date Slackware which is specifically packaged and compressed into a <100MB downloadable zipfile. You transfer the zipfile (zipslack.zip) to your laptop using a floppy disk and the laptop's parallel port into a pre-existing FAT or FAT32 partition (e.g., DOS or Windows9x/ME/2K/XP). A fully functional Slackware, and it's fairly easy to upgrade and enhance as well.