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BroodjeBal



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

Hi, I recently was able to purchase a toshiba t1900, a 48s/SX with 4 MB ram and only 100MB Hard Disk. No CD rom, just a floppy drive. Now I want to install some kind of linux on it. I suppose something like a slackware distro, but is there anyone out there who knows where I can get it on FLOPPY so as to be able to install it...
probably gonna be quit a job...
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BroodjeBal



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

eh a 486 that is...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

With 4MB of ram you aren't going to be doing anything graphical, so why not use a floppy distro like tomsrtbt. Indeed, why not have a look here for a list of floppy based Linux distros.
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BroodjeBal



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

Yeah, I've been looking around for stuf like that, found some, but I want to have something I can play around with, see how much I can pull oout of that little thing.
Saw stuff like minix (50 MB install), but no such thing as I can install through floppies.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

BroodjeBal wrote:
Saw stuff like minix (50 MB install), but no such thing as I can install through floppies.


Question Question Question The full Minix 2.0.0, as provided with Prof. Tannenbaum's book, can be installed from 9 floppies (which includes the source code !)
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BroodjeBal



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

okay, now to find the floppy-based distro so I can download it. for now I'm only able to find downloadable cd-iso's. If you could tell me where I can download the set of floppy-images I'd be really grateful.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

http://users.sunet.com.au/~tsn/floppy_linux.html
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BroodjeBal



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:01 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Nice Challenge? Reply with quote

thanks, clicked a little further and found mu-linux. that should work. at least it's all in small packages...
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 95!
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello wrote:
Windows 95!

Wash your mouth out, or hose down that keyboard Wink Laughing
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