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I have an IBM Thinkpad 380D with Windows XP installed and I want to install Damn Small Linux on it, too. How would I do that? My laptop can boot ...
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    I have an IBM Thinkpad 380D with Windows XP installed and I want to install Damn Small Linux on it, too. How would I do that? My laptop can boot from CDs with the help of Smart Boot Manager, but I can't read any CDs I've written on the other computers I have here. It can only read...um, "stamped" CDs, I guess I'd call them, but that's probably not a recognized term. Also, I have no USB ports on the laptop, and It doesn't have much free disk space that isn't within the Windows partition on the hard drive. Any ideas?

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    If using CDRWs my 390E won't boot from them either. Same with a Compaq 1540 DM I had. I had to use CDRs. I used smart boot manager on the compaq. Would you be interested in running puppy Linux on your 380d. I wrote a tutorial for installing it inside windows 95 on that compaq

    Yet Another Technology Site: Compaq Armada 1540DM running Windows 95 and Linux Puppy 2.15CE

    Edit" forgot to post the link. I wrote a tutrial for installing Damn Small Linux on that computer. But I wiped the drive before I used smart boot manager and Installed Damn Small on it.

    Yet Another Technology Site: installation

    Now on my IBM 390E I run AntiX 8,2 on it.
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