[oclug] Debian on a Thinkpad 360SC was: [Debian 2.1 iso ...(edit)]
ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 22 16:33:33 EST 2003
Thanks so far everyone
Well I have Debian 3.0 downloaded and burned already about 6 disks. I
did this on an eMac btw using the shareware Diskblaze for burning a few
months ago. (in an unrelated question how many of you are using the new
Mac OSX for linux stuff? I am have been learning vi and doing some perl
programming learning on my eMac))
With the TP and Ray's and Stephen's advice quote below...
I guess now I have two ways to going. One I keep 2.1 and get my IBM
etherjet pcmcia card working with my WinNT box through a linksys switch
and read the CD's off the WinNT box, upgrade to 3.0. Or rather than
that box use my Duron Debian 3 box( I know almost nothing about using
it, just Linux for dummies basically fully read, but deviab is
installed and booting to command prompt) and this box does not have x
configured yet, and read that Debian 3.0 CD set from there. move around
directories mnt Cd etc.
Or two, I make/download some base system install floppies for Debian
3.0 and start at the beginning again on the 486 TP and then get the
network working which I will need help with.
I am so dumb with networking I can't even configure my Dlink 4 port
router. I have two books/sets of books on the Network + cert. and still
haven't configured sharing files on any of my computers. I have never
configured a Linux box to access the net.
I have a web listing of an XFree86(sp?) config file for the TP 360 for
Debian 2.2 BTW. what will I need to do for Debian 3 to get X working?
BTW thanks for your help so far. My time on this project is not much
yet I am learning a lot. But I won't be working on it much until later
this coming week.
On Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 03:59 PM, Stephen Gregory wrote:
> On Saturday 22 November 2003 10:16, Raymond Wood wrote:
>> My point is that I don't think you will gain anything by trying
>> to install an old version of Debian that is no longer being
> I agree with Raymond. I think the 486 will be quite happy with
> (aka Woody). Debian developers have some pride that their distrobution
> run on really old hardware like 386s. The only issue I see is
> downloading all
> 7 ISOs which is usually unecessary. Downloading only needed packages is
> Personally I would look at getting the network working first. I think
> it will
> save you a bundle of time. (and swapping stacks of floppies is never
> fun.) If
> you have a builtin, pcmcia, or parallel port ethernet device this
> should be
> easy. Otherwise you can use dialup, or connect to another computer
> useing PPP
> over null-modem, or PLIP over the parallel port. This list is ofcourse
> excellent place to ask for help.
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