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Hello all, Somebody has put a challenge to me. I have been given a toshiba libretto 50, the owner would like linux installed on it. I immediately thought on DSL, ...
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    Damn small linux on toshiba libretto 50


    Hello all,

    Somebody has put a challenge to me.

    I have been given a toshiba libretto 50, the owner would like linux installed on it.

    I immediately thought on DSL, however, the tiny machine has no cdrom and a floppy that plugs into the pcm slot. There is no USB. There is a pcm network card.

    It has an 800Mb hard disk currently with Win98 on it.

    So what is the best way to go about doing this

    If anybody has any helpful advice or opinions on installing, or choice of Linux i would be very grateful to hear them.

    Thx in advance

    Dave

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    someone just gave me a libretto 70ct i didnt know what to do with it. i'm going to try the same. rumor has it you can install some distros in a different machine to the hard drive and then transfer the hard drive back and it will autodetect the new hardware looks like i got a weekend project. thanks.
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    Yeah, all you need to do is take the hd out, put it in another pc, and install from there

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    Has anyone here ever installed Linux on a toshiba libretto 100ct? Remember those awesome little laptops with the tiny keyboards?

    I found this one on e-bay, and i really want to buy it, probably pay up to like $300 - but i want to know if i should buy it becuase it might not run linux very happily.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/TinyLttle-Lap...560QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Does anyone else have one of these?

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