Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
>> Hi all,
>> I have this crappy old Dell laptop here that I would like to
> breathe new life into. The problem: it has no cd or floppy
> drive, and cannot boot off USB. It is, however, equipped with a
> connector for a docking station.
>> Any suggestions how I could go about upgrading this box? Or is
> it time to have it "accidentally" run over by a truck?
>> Thanks :)
>The search "linux plip install" on hotbot(?) used to throw up a
red hat doc that explained a process. Beware of plip 1 and plip 2
and it wasn't simple :-(.
tomsrtbt floppy linux also has plip, builds under dos or windoze,
and has many network drivers.
If you have are near the Dublin area, I have a 1.4Gig laptop hard
drive with linux on it (lfs-3.3, iirc - vintage 2003/2003). It has
hda1 - boot - 10M?
hda2 - swap - 50M
hda3 - root - rest
I can even update it as I have an adapter to feed it into a normal
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