On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Aniket Suryavanshi <kietans(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Arun Khan
It does have USB ports which I plan to use for a USB printer. As I
mentioned, the unit is ancient, the BIOS does not support booting from
USB devices. I did have an external floppy drive that does not work
any more. My only option is a HDD.
A USB hub <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hub> with two or more USB ports
should fit the bill.
Thanks but how will it help to boot the laptop?
The laptop is 13 years old; it's hard disk and CDROM are RIP but it
still works. The BIOS does *not* support USB boot. It has two USB
ports. I will use one for the printer and the other will be a spare.
No of USB ports is not an issue for me.
Please read the earlier posts in this thread.
I have scrounged around in my old hardware bin and managed
to find an old 10GB HDD that still works! Not sure if it can
keep up with an 18x7 duty cycle. Nonetheless, I will give it a shot.
I will be installing Voyage Linux (Debian derivative) which works
quite well with 256MB RAM and needs < 256 MB disk space for an install
that includes CUPS and a lot of the base system.
Thanks to all who responded.
-- Arun Khan