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Old 01-10-2004, 10:55 AM   #16
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Originally posted by kendolin
FWIW, could not get Mandrake, SuSE, Slackware, or Peanut to work on this old laptop (I use them elsewhere on more robust machines), but DSL works, amazing. John, you did some good work. Pretty wild to bring up Firebird too!!!!!!
Wow, that's a pretty bad laptop. I've got Fedora running on my 400mhz, 256 meg, 4gig laptop and it runs just fine
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:51 PM   #17
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Its a 120 mhz, 64 mb, 1.2 gb laptop circa 1996. I have Mandrake running on a 200 mhz mmx, 128 mb, 3 gb - this is about Mandrake's lower limit. I also have Mandrake running on a p4 2.4 ghz, 256 mb rdram, 80 gb and that on rocks!!! My wife has Win XP on a p4, 2.4 ghz, 512 mb rdram, 150 gb. I can't wait to get my evil paws on that one!!! They are all linked via Samba 2.2.8a. The printer is shared off of my p4.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:37 AM   #18
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Sorry this is a bit late. But I suppose a few things need to be cleared up for the hard disk install

At the boot: prompt you press return.

When you reach the GUI screen with the kicker at the bottom you right click the desktop. A menu should appear go to "apps" "shells" then "bash."

It is here that you enter the commands as shown on the site:

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-hd-install.html

Hope that helps.
 
  


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