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Old 10-05-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question Linux on floppy disk for a 486?

I have several 486s with 16MB of ram and a 500MB hard drive. They have no floppy disk drives, but an external cdrw has been attached but I could not get linux to boot from it.

They are not used and it would be nice to use them for word processing and perhaps to use as a backup file server for essential files.

I do not know what distro are suitable, but they would have to be suitable for a newbie like me.

Thanks for any help.

Old 10-05-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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I'd suggest checking out the Linux Terminal Server Project. Great way to put old machines to good use!
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This might be something that you could use. If your disk drives don't work, then you could do a network install.


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