Re: [Nolug] converting 486SX - correction

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 05:09:42 -0500
Message-Id: <1089626983.2698.24.camel@haggis.homelan>

On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 21:01 -0500, John D. Tiedeman wrote:
> On looking again, I found the message was "bad diskette boot record." I
> took out the diskette and it booted, and I found how to bring up notepad
> from the command line. But it takes an awfully long time to boot, then
> bring up Windows 3.1, then bring up anything else--the meeting could be
> half over before I'm ready! So I'd still like to know about a stripped
> version of Linux and where to get it. Or can I extract it from Fedora or
> some earlier Red Hat distro I already have? I do have a "business card"
> version of some other distro, but it's on a little CD-ROM and I have no
> means of reading a CD into the old system (my only external drive is
> USB, which wasn't invented when the Ambra was built).

Have you tried Google? Seems to me, though, that a rescue-style
disk running a 2.0.x series would be the best thing.

Try Amazingly, it seems to have a 2.2
kernel along with the elvis editor.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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