[RULE] Laptop that didn't work.

Da Worm daworm at comcast.net
Sun Jun 6 16:16:52 EEST 2004

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On 6/6/2004 at 12:30 PM Martin Stricker wrote:

>> Why not? I remember seeing someone document a slinky install into 8MB
>> of RAM, no? Fuzzy memory.
>*searching through old RULE mails*
>In the early days of slinky there was reported a successful install in
>just 4 MB of RAM. However, the Red Hat kernel (RHL7.2 I think) insisted
>on having at least 6 MB. So yes, I think 8 MB is doable.

It may be, but the combinations of problems with this machine just made me give up after a week.  
No CDRom, no built in network, I have no PCMCIA network cards (well, I do, but no dongles)...  Pretty 
much the only way I could get anything into it is a parallel port network device, of which I could get 
working with DOS but not with any linux boot diskette I could find.  I may give it another shot in a few 
weeks, as I really do need to clean out my computer room and get rid of anything I can't get running.


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