Trying to install any form of linux on a vintage laptop...need help
I have a mid-nineties Toshiba 325CDS laptop and i have been working very hard to install any form of linux on it to no avail. Many Live CDs throw errors mid-way throught the boot process. No matter what distribution, all seem to give the same error.
233MHz Pentium I CPU w/MMX
96MB ram w/500MB swap
60GB 5400RPM Parallel IDE hdd
Generic Toshiba CD Drive (Parallel)
So far, I have tried:
Ubuntu Netbook Remix:
Error Msg --> [Drops to BusyBox shell (ash)] "(intitramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem."
anitX Linux v8.5 i486
Error Msg --> "Can't find antiX filesystem, sorry"
"Dropping to a very limited shell"
"/static/ash: can't access tty; job control turned off"
Puppy Linux v5.0.1:
Error Msg --> "ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed"
The only success i have had in bootting to a live cd is gParted, of which i have hade a 500mb swap and ~58gb ext3 partition. Does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks.
Re: Trying to install any form of linux on a vintage laptop...need help
Damn Small Linux is the only thing I could think of.
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