I'm still trying to get an operating system installed on an old laptop given
to me. 4M RAM and 120M harddrive and it's proving quite difficult.
I figured an older version of Slackware would work but in the limited
searching the oldest version I found was 3.3, which won't install from the
floppy if there's only 4M. It'll install from the harddrive, but well …
that's the problem … I can't get it on the harddrive
unless I install it from the floppy …
So it looks like I'm going to have to go a route I did when I tried
installing Thix on the
machine—make a bootable disk image on my local system, then move the image
It's either that, or I write my own operating system.
Not that I haven't seriously considered that.
Just for the record, it is possible to install Linux (a 2.0 kernel even!) on
a system with only 4M RAM and 120M Harddrive.
Why anyone would want to do such a thing is another story.
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