AA>Hi all. I'm new of this newsgroup and maybe my question could
AA>be an old question. Can I install Linux on the IBM ThinkPad 350?
AA>I know that there are problems on some notebooks but I don't know
AA>if my notebook is among these. Is a 120Mb HD enough for linux as
AA>I need space for my DOS programs too?
Does the IBM Thinkpay 350 use MicroChannel Based Architecture? If it does
then you could run into problems as Linux doesn't support MCA as far as I
know - at least the Yggdrasil Fall 93 version doesn't. 120 Mb I've found
is a good size partition. I'm only running a 245 Mb harddrive with 122 Mb
for MsDos and 122 for Linux. This gets on heaps of stuff as well as a
reasonable swap file. I've cut my swapfile down to 4 Mb as I've 8 Mb of
Ram and I've found no problmems with running things like Xwindows etc.
What brand of Linux are you intending to run? I'ld definitely recommend
the Yggdrasil version. It comes on a Cdrom with a pile of software. If you
do the full install including source code its a full 680 Mb but otherwise
you can do a full executable install which occupies 245 Mb or do like
myself with the runtime which is approximately 35 Mb and then just add the
other stuff like UUCP etc. I've still got 5 Mb free after doing this and
theres a pile there to work with. If you've a Cdrom you can just do a
Cd-Based install which requires 2 Mb of Harddrive space and some for a
swapfile but it'ld be so slow its not funny. They say SLS is pretty good
but I haven't had a look at it yet. Linux is definitely better than SCO
Unix. You get alot more for your money.
Catch Ye Later
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