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Re: installing debian from iomega zip (ppa)

Can't help you on much.
Debian 2.2 probably runs fine, don't install too much crap on it cause 8mb
of ram isn't that much (note: swap should be at least twice your
ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/ (if I'm
correct) holds install-images on floppy-images
mirrors are at ftp://uk.debian.org
And some others.
Teh base-system is about 30mb, I think the most small one like compat or
idepci will do nicely.
check http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/ for some extra info and the Debian
install-notes have info on installing on low-memory computers as well.
Now the ftp-sites or paths in them may be incorrect, I'm citing this from

Hope it helps a bit

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, i4G0 wrote:

> well, i need help. i'd like to install a debian system on my laptop.
> that's an old Compaq Contura 410c
> it has 8mb ram, 330mb hd. it's a 486 cpu. take a look at if you want to get 
> more infos.
> i have an Iomega Zip unit.. 
> someone else installed a debian system from a zip disk? someone can help me 
> installing it?
> my problem is: how can i make a working ramdisk on my zip?
> and also: how can i create a bootdisk that makes the zip work?
> finally: which .deb should i choose? which is the base system? ftp archives? 
> where?
> thank you anticipately.
> i4G0
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Andor Demarteau

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