Joined: Nov. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 10 2003,17:28
Thanks, all, for ur replies and guidance.
I was browsing with the dsl aero last night. it worked quite well with LINKS--if you have zen-like patience.
I got through to my company's text-sending interface. So that's one issue solved.
I haven't been able to use yahoo.mail, which is my main email route. I see if I can tweak it. If I can solve this, I'm pretty much in bizness.
I tried BasicLinux last night but it won't run on the Aero's 486sx. I guess have to mess with its kernal. I've ordered Slackware. that is another option, but at least I can load it on with a floppy.
If it isn't obvious by now, I'm a newbie.
For what it's worth, this is how I loaded DSL into my Aero (which has no CD and I don't know how to network it).
1. bought a $25 2gig harddrive.
2. Plugged it into my desktop with an $5 adapter gizmo i got on ebay.
3. formatted it with a caldera linux I found in the back of a library "idiot" book.
4. Then I did the DSL partitioning and hard drive deal like on the DSL website.
5. Then I tore the aero down, pulled the old drive with its win 3.1 and plugged the DSL hard drive in. (Anybody want a tiny hard drive with 3.1 windows?)
To my amazement, with virtually no screwing around I was on the web.
By the way, tearing down the Aero was much easier than I was led to believe. Keep the plastic warm and carefully poke at it until it pops apart.
Proof that there is a saint for drunks, fools and penguins.