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Re: Observation on syslinux/lilo/grub w/rsp to old Toshiba Laptops

On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 02:00:36PM -0500, Chad Walstrom wrote:

> I would agree.  We can't "Be everything to everyone".  I've just
> recently acquired a laptop (my first!).  It's a Toshiba T3400CT, an old
> 486/sx with a whopping 6.5" /color/ LCD! ;-)  I've been able to boot it
> with tomsrtbt, but the debian rescue discs, even the lowmem ones from
> slink, do not work.  DOS boots fine and the NetBSD discs boot as well
> (but I don't fancy a floppy installation).
> At 4 MB of ram and a picky BIOS, my best bet for getting this thing
> installed w/a base Woody installation is to create a custom boot disc
> that mounts an NFS root.  To do so, it has to run pcmcia for the new
> Linksys NIC I purchased for it.

I used to have one of these, I think (actually it may have been a 340
something). But with the colour screen and 4MB RAM. Slink was the *only*
linux I could get onto it. I used a floppy boot & PLIP install.

That's what got me started on Debian.

What fails on yours?

Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
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