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Old 07-14-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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linux on my thinkpad 760ed


I'm getting a little frustrated, i can't get linux on my laptop, ether it's debian(i can install it from floppys but it wont run on 32 mb ram) or it's knoppix or dsl(which both require a cdrom). could some1 help me out?

Is there any way i could get the kernel, a package manager and network drivers on the hard drive from a floppy? then maybe add everything else 1 package at a time?

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Linux on floppy only laptops - (DSL)

Hi,
I've installed DSL on a few small, (floppy only), laptops over the past few years. I use a DSL install method called the frugal(.sh) install.
The first time I installed it was a little tough, but once you figure out how it works it's quite easy, here's the link:
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...Frugal_Install

Good Luck,
Craig
 
Old 07-15-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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Why not just take the drive out and stick it in a desktop box to install (using a 2.5"-3.5" adapter). Doesn't the 760 keyboard just flip up so you can access the insides?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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ya sure it does, already thought of that, but also a thinkpad hdd is not like any other hdd, i'd have to get an adapter made for a thinkpad hdd to ide cable
 
Old 07-15-2008, 04:23 PM   #5
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Hi,
I've installed DSL on a few small, (floppy only), laptops over the past few years. I use a DSL install method called the frugal(.sh) install.
The first time I installed it was a little tough, but once you figure out how it works it's quite easy, here's the link:
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...Frugal_Install

Good Luck,
Craig
that worked great up until i tried to download the iso. aperently it'll download frugal_lite.sh but not complete.sh, i tried a differant mirror, nomatter what i do it keeps timing out.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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ok, got current.iso, and the setup booted. new problem, the xserver returned garbage. i hit ctr+alt+backspace, but idk how to install dsl, is there an alternate install? or a way to use another xserver?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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nvm the last post, ran xsetup.sh and works fine, rather low graphics but works.

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #8
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DSL Wiki / Community help is good!

Now that you have it installed, use the Wiki and community users of DSL to troubleshoot the display settings, you can do it, they're helpful.

Craig
 
Old 07-21-2008, 03:32 PM   #9
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ya sure it does, already thought of that, but also a thinkpad hdd is not like any other hdd, i'd have to get an adapter made for a thinkpad hdd to ide cable
Eh? Every thinkpad I've had (including a 760 at one point) uses a standard 2.5" laptop drive, just take it out of the drive holder. I guess it doesn't matter now since you have it installed.
 
  


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