Re: installing debian from iomega zip (ppa)
- To: i4G0 <email@example.com>
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- Subject: Re: installing debian from iomega zip (ppa)
- From: "A. Demarteau \(linux rules!\)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:28:23 +0100 (CET)
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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?
> thank you anticipately.
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