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Re: [vox-tech] Jan 21 - Linux Installfest in Davis
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Re: [vox-tech] Jan 21 - Linux Installfest in Davis


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Jan 21 - Linux Installfest in Davis
  • From: Mark Kim <mkkim@ucdavis.edMAPSu>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:54:15 -0800
  • References: 383278527.979839145793.JavaMail.root@web191-iw

Since the computer has no CDROM, we can do a network install.  I usually
bring my laptop, so we can use my laptop PCMCIA network card.  We'll need
a remote computer to install off of.

I've installed Slackware off of 4MB RAM, but that was a long time ago.  We
can try different distributions.  I'd guess any distribution that
allows text installation should work.

What I'd be most concerned about is the hard drive size.  You can't put
everything on a system with 1GB disk space (depending on distribution and 
and partition sizes), so Larry will have to pick the packages carefully.
He's with a dilemma because, if he finds that he needs a package later, he
can't install it off of the CDROM.  That makes it more important that he
pick the packages carefully.

-Mark

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Rusty Minden wrote:

> For the upcomming IF We will have an interesting install. This is the base
> information, but I am concerned as to if this will work. 8MB ram is a little
> small.. This will have to be either a hard drive install or an install from
> an existing computer. Any ideas? Has anyone done this who will be available
> for the IF?
> Rusty
> 
> ------Original Message------
> From: "Larry Ozeran, MD" <assistant@jps.net>
> To: Rusty Minden <rminden@mail.com>
> Sent: January 18, 2001 7:45:40 AM GMT
> Subject: Re: [vox-announce] Jan 21 - Linux Installfest in Davis
> 
> 
> Rusty --
> 
> Thanks for responding.  I am considering installing Linux on a Hitachi E133
> laptop (Pentium II 133) with 11.3" color STN LCD screen, bus connector port
> (though I do not have any expansion devices), RS-232C and external monitor
> ports, 25 pin parallel port, 2 PCMCIA card slots (though I have no PCMCIA
> devices), removable hard disk (but I doubt if non-hitachi drives could be
> inserted), floppy disk drive and a measly 8MB RAM.  Please let me know if
> you need more information, or if you can already tell one way or another
> whether a Linux installation will be possible.  Thanks
> 
> -- Larry
> 
> At 05:22 PM 1/16/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >There are foppy installs of Linux We will need as much information about
> >your computer as possible.
> >Rusty
> >
> >------Original Message------
> >From: William Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
> >To: "Larry Ozeran, MD" <assistant@jps.net>
> >Sent: January 16, 2001 7:19:46 PM GMT
> >Subject: Re: [vox-announce] Jan 21 - Linux Installfest in Davis
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Bill --
> >>
> >> Is it possible to install linux on a laptop without a CD-ROM (or fast
> >> connection)? It has a 1G hard disk.  Should I bother to bring it?
> >
> >Sure... using a floppy disk and serial port.  It'll be really slow, though.
> >
> >By "fast connection," are you talking about the ports on your machine?
> >(I guess my question is: does it have an ethernet port?)
> >Or did you simply mean you don't have a broadband 'net connection? :)
> >
> >Either way, it wouldn't be hopeless.  If you think you'd like to come,
> >please RSVP on the Installfest page:
> >
> >http://www.lugod.org/projects/installfest/
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >-bill!
> >Cc'd to Rusty
> >
> >
> >........................................................
> >iWon.com       http://www.iwon.com     why wouldn't you?
> >........................................................
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> ........................................................ 
> iWon.com       http://www.iwon.com     why wouldn't you? 
> ........................................................
> 

---
Mark K. Kim
http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
PGP key available upon request.


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