I'm trying to install the slackware 3.0 on the HP OmniBook 600C. I would like
to use UMSDOS as the filesystem, but the slackware distribution doesn't seem
to work. I've heard that the UMSDOS root disk needs DMA-access to the floppy
disk to work properly and that for there exists a patch to solve this problem.
However, this would mean that I would have to build a new kernel and as my
only existing Linux installation has 40MB of disk space I am not sure that
can install the GCC compiler and the source code on this system and still
have space to build a kernel.
Has somebody out there overcome this problem? My OmniBook 600C has 8MB RAM and
60 megabytes of free diskspace.