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Re-formatting Laptop Hard Drive / New Linux Install

Posted 05-23-2007 at 10:52 PM by digerati1338

I decided to re-format my old laptop's hard drive. It used to have a copy of Win95 on and Minislack Linux (now called Zenwalk, but I was using an old version). Windows95 was helpful to run MS apps, but it doesn't have any usb support. I only had the upgrade CD, so to make it install I had to create a "win386.exe" file on the root of the c drive, which allows the upgrade to install the full version. Minislack linux worked great, but had no sound. I got bored with that setup and honestly enjoy setting up the computer as much as using it, so since there was nothing important on there I decided to re-format the entire thing. Now I'm going to try to go linux-only for a while and see how it works. I might go back to a dual boot with Sin95. There's also this interesting project called ReactOS that is Open Source Windows that I might look into. For now, I plan on trying a single install of Absolute Linux. I had to decide between Absolute or an updated version of Zenwalk, but Absolute looks like it will work better with my old hardware (64MB RAM, 4GB HD, 233Mhz Pentium MMX). Just downloading the ISO now. I'll try to blog my progress and results.
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