Geekery

So I’ve got this laptop on loan from and have been fighting with trying to get an OS of some sort on it. Last night I managed to get CentOS 3.5 to install (using a boot floppy). But, of course, the 2.4 kernel doesn’t have a driver for the PCMCIA bus on this model. so it need 2.6.

No 2.6 based distros boot from floppy – the 2.6 kernel is too big. So I just burned the centos 4 disk 1, grabbed the pxeboot images off of it, and booted them in grub. And now it’s happily running the centos 4 installer.

Now to see if it actually works after install….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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