orbman at thingysrealm.myftp.org
Sat Jul 17 16:35:16 BST 2004
I got a very old laptop its a HP omnibook something... i dont know the
model as its worn off the bottom. it uses a PCMCIA hard drive to boot,
that drive is now dead and i cant find any cheap replacments.
What i was wondering is there a way i could use this laptop for bsd,
somehow boot from network ? or small floppy distro ? it's got a
3CXE589EX PCMCIA network card, and a normal floppy drive, but no CD-rom.
The specs of the laptop are 486/DX4 100mhz, 32mb Ram.
I just want something i can use for surfing a few small sites, checking
mail and just chatting on IRC... i dont mind command line, as i dont
think it would handle a GUI very well.
So could someone point me to something that supports laptops booting
from network or suggest a small enough distro that will fit on floppy's?
or should i just put the thing in the bin at last ?
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