From: ndowney at domain silverstorm-ireland.net
Date: Wed 05 Jul 2000 - 10:31:47 IST
I have an old WfW 486 laptop at home but without a Cd drive. I also
do not have a PCMCIA ethernet card or even a network to connect
it to. I would like to be able to install linux on it. Could someone
please help me with the following questions:
- can I use a "windows" DCC parallel cable to create a 2 machine
IP network and thus mount a from a desktop linux machine ?. If it
is possible how do I do it ?.
- Are the current distributions the best ones to use on what is a
slow machine, with a small HD (not sure of size here and now) and
only 8/16 M RAM ?. Any recommendations as to which distribution
and version would suit best ?.
- I really only want to use the machine as an Internet box (email
and web). Thus I need X and netscape and of course a modem. Is
there any issues I have missed ?
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