Soo i got this oooold laptop.. toshiba sattellite 200cdt.
It is a intel pentium 100 with 40mb memory and a new 30gig harddrive.
so i tried to find the lightest linux.. and i think i found a winner... Xubuntu?
Thats question nr 1. is it the best for my poor computer?
Right now i have one partition on 40gig with only windows 98 working on it.
I lost the diskdrive so there is only a cddriver to use... BUT the bios is so old (and can not be upgraded) so you cant boot from a cd!
Yes now you see my problem ;)
so what i did to install windows98 is.. i took the drive from the laptop and put it in my friends desktop computer and installed windows.
after that i put the drive back in to the laptop and booted and installed all drivers from the win98 cd (yes it works when you are in windows).
So now it works.
But i want dual boot with win98 and xubuntu...
I tried to install xubuntu on the rest of the harddrive by doing two more partitions on the harddrive from the desktopcomputer and it works like a charm until i move the drive back to the laptop...
When i start the laptop i got an "Error 18".
I did look up error 18 and this is what i found "error 18 happens when BIOS can't boot to a cylinder too far into the disk. Old BIOS's couldn't handle disks that were too big (too big could be greater than 512 MB, or 1 GB, or others depending on the BIOS). Thus, on old computers, if the partition containing /boot is not the first partition on the drive, you often get an error 18".
Soo now i cant start ether windows or xubuntu until i move the harddrive back to the desktopcomputer again.
So i installed win98 from scratch and now it works again... but no linux :(
Is there anything i can do to install linux on my old machine without booting from cd or disk?
Can i boot linux from win98? can i install linux from win98?
Is there anyway i can get through this problem.. i also heard that if you installed linux on a drive and move it to another computer it mostly doesent run...