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Installing on a very old laptop


Hi, i'm new to all this linux stuff, and i'm trying to breath some new life into an old Toshiba 3110CT laptop.

Its a P2, 128MB ram, 4GB harddrive

and from what i've read i think i'd like to go with macpup - unless anyone has reasons not to...

Now the question is, how do i do a network install?

A few years back i managed to squeeze windows xp onto this thing, but its just too slow.

It will not boot from CD or USB.

any suggestions / links / etc ??



  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    I don't see a netinstall option for macpup, and even if there was, you'd still need a boot.iso to get it started. My old Thinkpad with the P2 has a floopy drive, and, can boot from it. The macpup iso is small enough to fit on a floppy if that is an option for you.
  • BigJon
    BigJon Posts: 5
    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you (or anyone else) have a thought on the best distribution to put on an old pc?
    My main concern is drivers.

    All i need is notepad and simple GUI to start with...

  • marc
    marc Posts: 647
    DSL: damn small linux


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