[SATLUG] Panasonic CF-M33
matthewalan77 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 06:42:28 CST 2009
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Matt Graham wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> So this past weekend, we cleaned out the storage shed. Some of the
>> dinosaurs we found were quite impressive. The one that caught my eye
>> was the Panasonic Toughbook CF-M33. For those of you who are not
>> familiar with this model, let me tell you a little about it. It is a
>> Mini Semi-Rugged notebook with the following features.
>> Windows 98SE
>> 4GB HHD
>> 64MB RAM - Upgradeable to 96MB
>> 1 USB port
>> 2 PCMCIA slots
> With this much hardware, there is no way you are going to be able to
> run KDE or Gnome.
> You don't say the type/speed of the CPU, but you don't mention a CD.
> Something that old would probably not be able to boot from a USB port,
> so you'd have to load from floppy. You might want to try Tom's Root
> Boot Floppy - http://www.toms.net/rb/ - and see if it will boot that.
> If that works, it looks like a good candidate for Linux From Scratch.
> -- Bruce
Not sure of the processor speed but cannot imagine it being that great.
The is no CDROM drive. Only the connections I listed and the the port
available through the attached port replicator.
VIA port replicator
"With this much hardware, there is no way you are going to be able
to run KDE or Gnome."
I am not sure I understand this assumption since I have laptops and PC's
with far more ports and peripherals that run gnome just fine. I guess
CPU and RAM make a big difference. However, the absence of a GUI would
probably ruin it for me. Is it a frisbee or is it worth trying something?
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