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Old 02-04-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question Booting Damn Small w/out CD Boot

I have an old Packard Bell, c1992, in my closet. 16MB ram, 1MB VRam, 75mhz. No USB, no networking cables. The last connectivity that thing had was a short-lived BlueLight free internet connection, back when that used to exist, and that on a 14 kilobit connection.

The system's dying on me with Windows, and I figure I could be happier with linux. I'm trying to use Damn Small Linux for this.

Unfortunately, among the bios (AMIBIOS, I believe) and EZ-BIOS, there doesn't seem to be any setting allowing me to boot from CD. It's either A: or C:

So, I'm curious, is there a way to boot the CD through a boot floppy?
Old 02-04-2007, 08:05 PM   #2
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Damn small will be damned slow on that hardware: 16M RAM is too low. There is a chance that some X applications, like firefox or xpdf will not even be useable.
I doubt whether it worths messing about with it.


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