Old PC seeking Old OS (Mandrake 8.0)
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I have an old Compaq Presario 1200-XL106 and instead of installing Windows 98 I was hoping to install Linux. There is a problem... nothing works on it, not Knoppix 5.0.1/4.0.2, Mandriva 2009.1, Puppy Linux 4.21, nor DSL 4.4.10
So I used google and found a couple of websites that talk about their Compaq Presario 1200-XL106. Apparently Linux on a Compaq Presario 1200-XL106 (rodsbooks.com/presario/) written in 2000 says that I should install Mandrake 7.1 though he lists some issues he had with that version and Mandrivausers.org (mandrivausers.org/old_docs/hardware/hmlf_compaq.html) has 5 users with the same laptop that successfully installed Mandrake 8.0 with no issues.
There is a problem. I cannot locate those files anywhere on the internet. Can someone help with either a recommendation of a version that would work with this old laptop (h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00033663&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang =en&product=352412) or a link to Mandrake 8.0 since I cannot locate it.