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Old 05-11-2003, 12:03 PM   #1
rickenbacherus
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Linux on a 8M laptop w/DB9 for net connection


Hi all- trying to decide which distro to use on a 8M laptop. It has a 121 M hdd. Currently I'm looking at Linux in a pillbox as it does have Lynx already included but it's a ramdisk based distro. I'd like to install. Can anybody recommend anything else that has worked better for them in the past?

Also- I have made a cable converting the DB9 to RJ45 but don't know how to go about making Linux use the serial port for its network connection.

I have a Linux router running a DHCP server which makes things easy.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 03:01 AM   #2
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Tiny Linux is pretty good, zipslack also.

You could try LFS.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 03:54 AM   #3
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Peanut linux might also be useful for you

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Jamie...
 
  


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