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    I need some help. I would like to put linux on my OLD ASS laptop because win 98 se is really slow and i am trying to rid my self of linux
    I think that Damn Small Linux is the way i would like to go. Unless any of you think some thing else will be easier to install and or get to work with my laptop. I would also like to know how easy or difficult it will be to get it to network with my suse enterprise server 9.0 machine once i get a nic to work with my laptop. Thanks

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    You might try Ubuntu. It's Debian based, fast and small.

    Good luck getting Windows free
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    I'd look around the forum there have been a few threads on linux on not so good spec laptops;

    I've heard you can get puppy linux in floppy form, as well as slackware, but the latter might take up to much space, DSL is quite a good bet I think, of what I've read on the subject;

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    is there a way to put it on a floppy to install from, or i also have a parallel port syquest ezflyer that has 230 mg disks. does it have a way to make it so i can install from there
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    Well D(amn)S(mall)L(inux) is about 50mb in size I think and you could put that on a USB flash drive, but I also think you can get it in floppy form, so I think it would work if you can boot parallel port syquest ezflyer, if you put it on that;

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    well the usb would be great but if you read how old my top is there is not any usb on it
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    Can you boot from your paralel port disk? Since if you could you could put the DSL iso on it.

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    nope i dont think i can. is it possible since my ezflyer is external to download the install files from my other machine, and then format my hdd on my laptop and then install my dos drivers for the ezflyer and the install from there. I know this damn laptop is probly not worth it. but i am starting school for network engineering and figure if i get a head start i will have a better understanding. Thanks for all your help
    Desk TopAMD Semperon 3200+, MSI KT6V mobo, ATI Radeon 64mg DDR, 256 mg 3200, 40 gig HD
    LapTop Toshiba 105s. Pentium 75, 45 meg ram, 500 mg hdd.
    Server Compaq Proliant 166 mhz cpu. 168 meg ram, 2 x 4 gig hdd, 2 x 9 gig hdd

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    Tiny Linux might be the way to go. Designed for older computers, can have X and all that. Installed from a stack of floppies.

    http://tiny.seul.org/

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    great thanks i appreciate all your help i will try that tiny linux. have you ever used it before.
    Desk TopAMD Semperon 3200+, MSI KT6V mobo, ATI Radeon 64mg DDR, 256 mg 3200, 40 gig HD
    LapTop Toshiba 105s. Pentium 75, 45 meg ram, 500 mg hdd.
    Server Compaq Proliant 166 mhz cpu. 168 meg ram, 2 x 4 gig hdd, 2 x 9 gig hdd

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