I know other users of older laptops have faced the same situation you do now. There are some very good how-tos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/linux-laptop. No doubt you'll find specific instructions for your particular make & model of laptop.
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From: Rob Thomson <rob.thomson at analog.com>
Sent: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:00:17 +0100
To: Linux group <ilug at linux.ie>
Subject: [ILUG] No CD-ROM install on laptop.
As a fairly new convert from windows my Linux experience is fairly
limited. I have version 6.0 on my PC dual booting with Win98, this also
has a internal Ethernet card and Modem neither set up on Linux yet
(Future project). I have a old 486-50 laptop with 8 Mg of ram and 600 Mg
hard drive, It also has a PCMCIA Modem/Ethernet card. Has anyone
installed Linux on anything similar via the PCMCIA card as the lack of a
CD-ROM drive makes it difficult. Any help on the procedure or where to
look for info would be appreciated.
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