[CentOS] Best CentOS to install on *old* laptop?
k_krieser at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 1 19:40:23 UTC 2009
2.1's support ends in a couple months.
The last time I tried to put a Linux on an obsolete box, it was on a
computer with only 80MB of RAM. Pick an old enough distribution to
fit that, and I had all sorts of problems getting a PCMCIA LAN card to
If I had got it to work, it would have been usable only as a proof of
On Mar 1, 2009, at 1:31 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Bart Schaefer wrote:
>> I've found an old IBM OmniBook 800 and am curious whether I can get
>> going again. (Currently it boots either Windows 95 or some
>> then-contemporary version of Slackware.) The CDROM is external
>> I think) and the machine won't boot from it, so it'd require a boot
>> floppy. Any suggestions? Or is CentOS entirely the wrong Linux to
>> thinking about for this?
> What are you planning to do with it? Given the current prices on much
> faster/lighter laptops I'm not sure how much time you want to waste on
> an old one that isn't going to be a good GUI workstation anyway. If it
> boots from USB or a floppy that transfers bios control to the CDROM
> can probably make the install work. Centos3.x might be more
> and efficient if you don't need current desktop apps.
> Les Mikesell
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