[SATLUG] Panasonic CF-M33
matthewalan77 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 06:47:14 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
also cut off my original message.
I is a mystery how anything beyond the OS was ever loaded on this
machine. I even tried going the step on ubuntu's website to make a
bootable USB drive and could not even get syslinux to work
properly. I realy want Linux (preferably Ubuntu) loaded on this so
I can tether it to my moto Q for Internet and watch dvdrips from a
flash drive. Anyone have any ideas? Is there and install-fest
coming up soon that I could bring it to? Please help bring more out
of this tired old windoze98 mini.
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