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What version for a really old Toshiba Satellite 300cs?
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fumifire

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul 2010, 11:43    Post subject:  What version for a really old Toshiba Satellite 300cs?  

I've been trying to install Linux on a old laptop that I've had for a number of years collecting dust.
A Toshiba Satellite 300cs - Pentium 200 MHz, 40 MB Ram.
It currently has win98 on it. I'd like to dual boot and have tried the method of installing PupWin98 to boot Puppy 4.3 but it dies after expanding the image while performing a modprobe.
I don't have USB but I do have a CD reader that is not available as a boot device.
Any suggestions on the best boot method I should use and the particular version of Puppy? I've read I should use a retro build like 4.1.2 retro
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul 2010, 20:44    Post subject:  

A few hints here.

Contact Loose...he may help you.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57785

Chris.
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looseSCREWorTWO

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Location: Australia, 1999 Toshiba laptop, 512mb RAM, no HDD, 431 Retro & 421 Retro

PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 02:09    Post subject:  

Read my Posts here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57601

The same advice goes for you, except you need to make a Linux-Swap partition of 512mb.

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mrreality13

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 09:00    Post subject:  

I too have an older Toshiba,its a 2535 cds p1 mmx@.300mhz with 96 megs ram.Ive had good luck with pup 4.0 and a few pupplets built off of pup 4.0 Alsa has been my only real issue as I have to re start it every boot.BUT found what could solve it to my satisfaction see this post- http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57795.
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@Loose is it only 5 and on we will need bigger swaps?I have a puppy called scorpion on the above machine with a 192 swap and it never uses more than 3/4ths of it?

ps:i love this lil old toshiba its like a timex takes a licking(from my puppy Wink )and keeps on ticking

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looseSCREWorTWO

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 09:13    Post subject:  

Later Pups generally need more Memory (RAM and /or Swap).
Puppy 431 seems to be happy with Total Memory of 512mb. Puppy 412 can handle much less Memory than that, but I depend on a USB Wireless Modem for my Web connection, and 412 doesn't support USB Wireless, so I use 431 or one of the 431 Retros (depending on what agrees with the computer).

I've found with Pentium 3 and 4 hardware that 431 or 431 Retro works 80 - 90 percent of the time, while Puppy Lucid only worked on 1 PC out of 5 I tried it with. The 1 success story was a Pentium 2 Dell laptop with 96mb RAM. It wouldn't even boot Lucid until I connect up 512mb of Swap on a USB Drive, but then Lucid ran perfectly as a Frugal Install. However as a Full Install on the same PC, it had the problem of not "remembering" ALSA settings and Xorg settings from one session to the next. But no such probs with the Frugal Install.

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looseSCREWorTWO

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 09:35    Post subject:  

fumifire and mrreality13,
you could also try ttuuxxx's 214 and 216 Retro Puppies:
http://d2.myfreefilehosting.com/d2/214X-RC5.iso
md5sum
ccb062095518592f1917bd6a72c17464 214X-RC5.iso

http://puppylinux.ca/tpp/ttuuxxx/2.16series/puppy-216-Firepup.iso
username: puppy
password: linux
md5sum
cf0d69577ef630ae3ce5e2d3e43029f9

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mrreality13

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 11:56    Post subject:  

Thanx Loose ill have a look at em ,I never really looked at the "retro"puppies before Very Happy
@fumifire if your in the U.S., i have near me a small mom N pop pc shop thats got the ram we need for these older lappys in stock ill see if they have a e-bay store(not sure if they sell on e bay or not) i got a 64 meg for mine for $10 usd ( they are only a 10 min drive thats why im not sure if they e bay or not)
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mrreality13

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 17:06    Post subject:  

WOW all i can say is thanx Loose im using this 2.14
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553&search_id=2021200104
Everything worked otb for the 1st time ever on this old toy (even remember's sound and no puppy ever did before ).
I dont know why I never bothered with the "retro"puppies before but im going to re-install my main 60 gig hd (been using a spare 4 gig i keep around as you know Toshiba hd's are easy to swap out)and go full tilt retro.Lil tweeking and toying and im all good so Cool
Thank you again
ps:found this too:
sullysat wrote:
Ray MK wrote:
Hi
That would be good if all the pets and sfs's could be found together in one location / thread.
Alternatively a Pet and sfs shop would be nice.


Hi Ray,

I intend to post a copy of everything 214X related so that it will be available for down load. There is an entire page dedicated to 214X accessible through the link in my sig or at http://www.wisdom-seekers.com/puppy214x.html

This will be added to as things progress. I finally got it posted just yesterday, so its in version 1 right now.

Sully
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fumifire

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Aug 2010, 15:07    Post subject:  

Thank you for all your help.
I will pursue some of those suggestions that were given when time permits.
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