[CentOS] Best CentOS to install on *old* laptop?

Sun Mar 1 18:17:37 UTC 2009
Michael Klinosky <mpk2 at enter.net>

Bart Schaefer wrote:
> I've found an old IBM OmniBook 800 and am curious whether I can get it
> going again.  (Currently it boots either Windows 95 or some
> then-contemporary version of Slackware.)  The CDROM is external (SCSI,
> 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 be
> thinking about for this?

True, this is out of my league, and I'm just brainstorming, but ...

Does it have a pcmcia slot? Does anyone make a USB-pcmcia adapter?

Set up a usb stick to boot from.

Good? Or, am I totally off base?  :)