Re: problems compaq contura 400CX laptop
I have a Dell Latitude LX4100 (ie 486, 400M hd, ??? ram, No CD, No NIC, No
Modem). Sounds like a pain to install Debian, ehh ....
Not at all. Do a base install via floppy disks. Once that is done, I was able
to install any additional package I needed via " dpkg -i ... "
When installing the base package, choose a kernel where everthying was compiled
as modules, that gives you the best chance of getting the drivers you need,
while minimizing the bloat.
Sailboat racing is not a matter of life and death .... It is far more important
than that !!!
<marino@abane To: <email@example.com>
Subject: problems compaq contura 400CX laptop
i'm trying to install debian 2.2 on a laptop compaq contura 400CX with a 256MB
hd and 8MB ram. i made a swap partition of 32MB. i fetched my base system via
http and it was downloaded succesfully but while trying to extract it i receive
the following message:
VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kswapd
and i can't go on.
what is wrong?
i'll appreciate any help
p.s.: i was told to use a compaq contura 400CX and it wasn't a choice of my own