[conspire] my old acer laptop
star at starshine.org
Sun Jan 5 16:44:34 PST 2003
On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 01:53:20PM -0800, Dan wrote:
> while cleaning out my closet,
> I found an old acer laptop running windows 95.
> It only has a floppy drive.
> Where might I find a "tiny" linux distribution
> which would fit on 1,2,3 or 4 floppies?
Well, at only 2 or 3 a debian setup can get onto the net
(e.g. via pcmcia network) - if you don't mind a slightly
large stack it can install Base completely from floppy.
'Course I usually brazenly take the drive out, mount it
elsewhere, fill 'er up. DOesn't mean you might not still
be looking for a tight fit - 328 MB, 512 MB anyone ? :)
But a decent little debian will fit in around 150, GUI
not that much more if you avoid the "desktop environment"
> My plan is to make this my "meeting laptop" which
> I'd use to take notes.
> It does not need to run X, just vi.
Heh, no problem! p.s. Debian base comes with this abomination
called ae. Run away at full speed. Install midnight commander
and use mcedit, plus get a nice ftp client and tarball viewer all
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