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[REBOL] linux help Re:(6)

From: bobr:dprc at: 14-Sep-2000 16:39

8mb or slightly smaller will get the job done. If you cannot get out over the net, the CDs that you install linux from also contain floppy disk images. All you need to do is find a place to play the CD temporarily. Most of the CDs come out dos readable. Look for a utilities directory and a pgm called 'rawrite' which is used to transfer a disk image to a floppy. in my smaller systems I had to use slakware, and I had luck also with mandrake. Many of the versions of linux I have used are dual floppy boot. One contains the OS the other the file system. It stops and prompts you when it wants the filesystem one. Others do it all on one floppy (OS and FS) which leads me to believe that there is probably quite a bit of room on the 2 floppy boot versions. I didnt know you had no HD at all. You must have aquired the laptop very cheap. you can usually show up a little more ram by turning off bios shadowing. At 02:51 PM 9/14/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Nah. I do have 8MB RAM, but it shows up as less than >8MB, which is too bad because if I had 8MB I could run >QNX and have REBOL that way. > >> The real problem is he has only 4MB RAM. Memory for some older laptops >> can be outragiously priced too. >> >> --Ryan >> >> >
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