> On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 16:15, Billy Tallis wrote: >> I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 445CDX laptop with 16MB of ram, a >> Pentium >> MMX 133 Mhz processor, and a 1.4GB hard drive. >> First, is it feasible to run linux on this machine? > > Depends on what you run and how fast you expect things to be. > > I have run Linux on a Toshiba 440CD. > > You will want more memory. > The RAM is upgradeable to 144MB (EDO, mind you), but in a Toshiba specific size, rather than an SODIMM or something. >> Second, how much in the way of FC can I use? I cannot use anaconda, because >> it >> does not let you continue with only 16MB. I would, however, like to use rpm, >> especially fedora SRPMs that I can compile on my faster desktop with FC2. >> >> It seems to be an uphill battle, as knoppix is hard to get working and >> doesn't >> seem to realize that the screen is only 800x600. > > It is also a pain because that chipset needs to be overclocked to work > correctly. (The Windows driver also overclocks it.) > The only problem with the display that I have found is that the text mode has part of the text off-screen whenever the LCD is in use, but not when using only an external monitor.