[ALUG] Libretto 50 and 110 & Linux

Simon Royal simonroyal at live.co.uk
Wed Jul 28 19:47:46 BST 2010


Hi
 
A mate of mine has a Libretto 50 and a Libretto 110. I have always had a fondness for these pint size puters. The 50 is a 75Mhz Pentium and the 110 is a 166Mhz Pentium.
 
I know which versions of Windows will run on them and how to do it without a CD drive, but what about Linux.
 
I use a lot of older hardware (as you might have guessed), but even this is stretching it for me. I was thinking Puppy Linux or DSL might be good for these beasts.
 
The 50 has 16MB RAM maxxing at 32MB RAM. The 110 has 32MB maxxing at 64MB RAM. Neither has floppy or CD drives.

I think the easiest thing would be to pull the drive - I have a 4GB spare sitting here - and either install it via another machine or put the install files on a partition on the hard drive.
 
Any help. I might be able to get these beauties from him. He is moving and doesnt want to take the clutter with him.

Simon Royal


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