[SATLUG] Panasonic CF-M33
matthewalan77 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 22:24:51 CST 2009
Samuel Leon wrote:
> Matt Graham wrote:
>> After I left the installfest this morning feeling unaccomplished, I
>> was determined to so get somewhere with this machine. I rushed
>> straight out to altex and picked up a null-modem cable. A little
>> configuration and a hyperterminal installation on my server 2003
>> machine and we are transferring the NIC driver as I am typing this.
>> It is dogmeat slow but at least I am getting somewhere. Will keep
>> everyone updated as i make progress. I hope to have ubuntu running
>> in some form on this machine by next weekend.
> Interesting. I think your best bet would be to try and download the
> windows based installer for Debian and try to start the install
> process from windows http://goodbye-microsoft.com/
> Although ubuntu has a similar project: http://wubi.sourceforge.net/ I
> think ubuntu will be too much for a 266mhz processor and only 64mb of
> ram. I once tried to boot a live cd of ubuntu 6.06 on a 350mhz
> machine with only 128mb of ram and it took about 5 minutes as the
> machine simply ran out of ram while only trying to boot. Installing
> more ram took the boot time down to a couple of minutes.
> With debian you should be able to have some control over what the
> installer installs, although everything might just me hard coded in
> that exe installer, I don't know since I have never used it. But yea,
> just being able to do a minimal install of debian without a gui and
> being able to boot it to nothing but a terminal might take alot of
> work or a stroke of luck.
> But worth a try.
While I was waiting for the NIC drivers to transfer over the NM
connection I found this.
I am using it to install Xubuntu right now. Will post results later.
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