Joined: Mar. 2006
||Posted: Mar. 04 2006,23:59
I have an IBM Thinkpad 760XL
166 MMX processor
32 meg RAM
2.1 gig HD
2 PCMCIA slots (but can only use 1 at a time for some odd reason)
I can't seem to get ANY OS installed on this thing, so I'm going to try DSL, but I highly doubt I can get DSL on this either.
It does have a 1.44 mb internal floppy drive,
but all I have is a 24x PCMCIA CD-ROM that I purchased just so I could have a CD-ROM to install from, but none of these Linux distros will detect it, its aggrivating.
I've tried hitting F12 to boot from the PCMCIA CD-ROM, but it still refuses to boot from it, and I've tried installing multi boot menus and those won't let me boot from the PCMCIA CD-ROM either. I know it works though, because I was able to get Knoppix to detect it using their PCMCIA floppy drivers, but I didn't have enough RAM to run knoppix's GUI...
Do you guys have any ideas at all, how I can get DSL installed on my laptop? Its the only laptop I can afford, and I just wanted it to surf the web and check my email with thats all really.
I also have a Linksys PCMCIA 10/100 NIC card, which for some reason I can't use both the CD-ROM and nic at the same time, probably an IRQ conflict but since I can't put Windows on here, or any other linux distro other then MS-DOS, I don't know what to do to fix the IRQ conflict...