Jens Scheidtmann: Installing Debian on a 4MB machineAug 04, 2001, 22:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to honey for this link. ]
Old computers (like a laptop with 4MB) make for great editing and light duty work terminals. This small HOWTO examines the issues around getting Debian installed on one:
"Before following the process described here, you can try to install Debian from the installation disk set. Make sure that you replace the kernel on the boot disk with a kernel which does not consume so much memory. I don't know exactly where I ran into problems (because I did this install described in here a while ago), but I tried hard and fell back on the approach described in this howto, so good look and please tell me if you get it working."