Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: April 27 2004,16:27
You can play with parallel port networking if you like (search google for 'plip').
A 160MB hard drive is big enough to do a poor man's or frugal install of DSL and still leave you with about 100MB left over for a swap file and for storage space.
Installing DSL on a laptop like that will most likely be a pain in the butt but you should eventually get it going.
The big question to ask is:
Do you have enough RAM? I wouldn't bother trying to run graphics on less than 16MB of RAM.
A 16MB RAM system should work fine as long as you create, format, and active a swap file or swap partition on the hard drive.
Just make sure to not run more than one program at a time or your hard disk will start working overtime with all of the memory swapping that is required.