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    what you want is smart boot manager

    http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer
    what you want is smart boot manager

    http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

    andy
    It booted from the floppy but I didnt get an option to boot with my cd rom drive =\ is there a way I can copy the cd to the second hard drive and install from there?

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    update i did get dsl to install. its just going to take some time to get used to it.

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    almost any distro will work on it because i have a celeron 400 and i put windows xp on it and low and behold it ran. but then it got some viruses and then it wouldnt boot anymore! lol but anyway u should be fine with linux!!!

    good luck to u!

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    Well I decided to can damn small linux. I reformated and installed Slackware 4.0. To my surprise its running A LOT faster that damn small linux did let alone windows. I decided to push my luck and I am currently running KDE and didnt really notice any lags worth mentioning. I am able to navigate through the menus and load programs with a respectable time. (for a 486 running @ 66mhz) What may be helping is the extra ram that I found laying around. I went from 32mb to 40mb.

    Its pretty neat getting an old system up and running again.

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    Just today, I was doing some spring cleaning, and was just about to kick out a 286 , when I came across this post.

    What do you think? Any chance of running any Linux on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajarn
    Just today, I was doing some spring cleaning, and was just about to kick out a 286 , when I came across this post.

    What do you think? Any chance of running any Linux on it?
    Why not just try some form of linux e.g dsl or slackware and get back to us with results? You might want to trawl through the net for the very early versions of slackware or something of that order.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Yeah, I think I will do that one of these days.
    Thanks for answering that quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfezz
    Well I decided to can damn small linux. I reformated and installed Slackware 4.0. To my surprise its running A LOT faster that damn small linux did let alone windows. I decided to push my luck and I am currently running KDE and didnt really notice any lags worth mentioning. I am able to navigate through the menus and load programs with a respectable time. (for a 486 running @ 66mhz) What may be helping is the extra ram that I found laying around. I went from 32mb to 40mb.

    Its pretty neat getting an old system up and running again.
    From CD or installed?

    Damnsmall is faster on HD, and you get newer software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    Quote Originally Posted by xfezz
    Well I decided to can damn small linux. I reformated and installed Slackware 4.0. To my surprise its running A LOT faster that damn small linux did let alone windows. I decided to push my luck and I am currently running KDE and didnt really notice any lags worth mentioning. I am able to navigate through the menus and load programs with a respectable time. (for a 486 running @ 66mhz) What may be helping is the extra ram that I found laying around. I went from 32mb to 40mb.

    Its pretty neat getting an old system up and running again.
    From CD or installed?

    Damnsmall is faster on HD, and you get newer software.
    I did a hard drive install. For some reason for me it ran ridiculously slow. I may have configured it incorrectly, I dont know. But all I know is that slackware 4.0 seems to be running quite well. As for the newer software it doesnt really matter to me as much since I am only going to be using this machine to serve web pages on my local network for testing purposes.

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