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[DPRG] How to get Linux onto a old small laptop

Subject: [DPRG] How to get Linux onto a old small laptop
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Fri Nov 8 16:35:01 CST 2002

Assuming it has a 2.5" IDE hard drive that you can remove, you go to Fry's
and get an IDE to laptop hard drive adapter -- they are about $6.

> I have a old Itronix ruggedized Laptop.
> Pretty neat actually, has a magnesium case, cushioned LCD panel, etc.
> Anyway they use a external PCMCIA floppy disk drive and have no internal
> rom drive.
> You have to use a PCMCIA external CD ROM drive as well. I may be able to
> plug both
> the floppy and CD rom in at the same time as it does have two card slots.
> The trick is getting it to install Linux, the hard disk doesn't exactly
> tons of space on it.
> Has anybody got any ideas on how to accomplish this feat? Granted I can
> put Windows 95 on it,
> but Linux would be nice.

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