Installing on a very old laptop

Link to this post 28 Mar 12

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 ??

Link to this post 29 Mar 12

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.

Link to this post 13 Apr 12

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...


Link to this post 13 Apr 12

DSL: damn small linux

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