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OfflineSchwip
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Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux
    #4594512 - 08/29/05 11:20 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

alright....so i picked up an old laptop for free......an IBM Thinkpad 365XD..... 40 mb ram, 1 gig hd, and i think a pentium 120 chip, along with a 4x ide cdrom......

really wont be doing much with it....may use it for work related word processing stuff...and i would like to get internet on it too....that would be all.....

now my question: i would like to learn some linux and figure this may be a good little computer to play with.....

could anyone suggest a good linux distro for this older machine?

or am i better off(for my intended uses) to just leave windows '98 on it??

any input would be greatly appreciated :smile: 

::off to scour google::


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: Schwip]
    #4595373 - 08/29/05 04:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Linux will of course be better than windows 98 :wink:

I installed ubuntu on a thinkpad, not sure what specific model though.  It works nice.  Ubuntu basically set everything up itself.


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: aje]
    #4596421 - 08/29/05 10:08 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

BeatrIX Linux - less than 200MB
~~ http://www.watsky.net/download.html

Damn Small Linux - 50MB
~~ http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/download.html

DeLi Linux - 250-300 MB
~~ http://delilinux.berlios.de/#download

Feather Linux - 128MB boots from CD
~~ http://featherlinux.berlios.de/download.htm

Luit Linux - 50MB boots from CD
~~ http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/download.html

P!tux Linux - 105 MB
~~~ http://217.109.169.18/polux/download.htm

All include graphical browsers and word processors....If you need any help setting them up let me know :wink:

Welcome to the world of LINUX!


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: ManicDelirium]
    #4599847 - 08/30/05 06:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Vector Linux for no brainer install with all the things you listed working out the box and runs great on a 380D

Gentoo stage1. Seriously, use DistCC and mount /var to a network drive of a more powerful macine. Not for the faint hearted but I got an amazingly light and lean installation onto a Thinkpad 380D P100 40MB RAM 1.3GBHDD.


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: Schwip]
    #4603294 - 08/31/05 12:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ahhh....crap

I am in the process of tryin BeatrIX, DeLi, or Red Hat 6.0.....(just trying to get ONE of them to work)

Cant get any of them to boot from the CD or recognize the damn CD drive for that matter(the ones i've tried booting from floppy anyway)

any suggestions?


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: Schwip]
    #4603664 - 08/31/05 02:44 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

check your bios to see if you have booting from cd-rom enabled. usually you hit F1 right after you reboot. it should work.


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Re: Old IBM Thinkpad(365XD) and linux [Re: Vvellum]
    #4604428 - 08/31/05 06:40 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
check your bios to see if you have booting from cd-rom enabled. usually you hit F1 right after you reboot. it should work.



:thumbup:

also make sure that CD-ROM boot is chosen before Hard Drive boot...


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