RE: Installing Debian on 486
I've done exactly what you have on an old 486. What you DO need is a floppy
drive and an internet connexion. An old external modem should do the trick.
Go to your local debian mirror and find the floppies. You should be able to
get potato boot disks at:
From: Daniel Stehm [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 1:42 PM
Subject: Installing Debian on 486
Hey guys, having a problem here. I have a 486, 12 megs of RAM, 480 megs on
hard-drive, floppy (3 1/2), and a (gasp) 5 1/2 drive. I want to get ANY
linux distro on it that I can, (wishing for debian) I dont care too much
about packages, I just want some form of linux on here. I really dont want
to take CD-Rom out of this and hook it up to the 486's motherboard, etc;
etc; or connect them etc; Im hoping, if at all possible, from what ive heard
its possible to install Linux onto a computer using floppies! Thats what im
hoping to do, install Linux onto this 486 using floppies! If someone would
mind telling me how to go about doing that, id appreciate it. E-mail is
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks alot
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