Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 04 2007,02:15
In your situation, one possibility is to find an adapter that will allow you to hook up the laptop's hard drive to the IDE cable in a desktop machine. I've heard it mentioned as a 2-1/2 inch to 3-1/2 inch adapter. Once you've got that in hand, you can install the DSL files to the laptop harddrive and install GRUB on that little harddrive so it can fire up the next time you put it back in the laptop.
Your best choice for a wireless PCMCIA card is the Airlink Super G (AR5212). This is the card that is being used by DSL's maintainer (RobertS) and it is easy to configure for both WEP and WPA.
I imagine that your old laptop is limited in RAM and I would suggest that you perform a traditional HD install because of this.
Until you get your hardware figured out, you might want to run DSL under virtualization to get used to it.