Re: Can anyone recommend a release of debian for old toshiba laptop?
> I have just obtained an old clockwork-driven Toshiba T4400C laptop with a
> 486 and ~200MB hard drive. Can anyone recommend a release of Debian to run
> on this? There is no ethernet card, CDROM or PCMCIA slots so I figure I
> will be installing it via SLIP/PLIP...
All the toshibas I've helped folks with, we just carefully took the machine
apart, mounted the drive elsewhere, fed it Debian like a normal box, and
then put it back.
On one model the thing was so fussy about LILO we left a small DOS area
with some diagnostic tools and (of course) loadlin and its kernel. But
it worked fine once that was settled in. I mention this so that if you
want to go that route, you don't have to do what we did: restore the
dos setup from the drive image I was smart enough to make, so that we could
go back to square 1 and try again.
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