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In this video I’m going to install Slackware 1.1.2 on an old 386SX40 using floppies. The goal is to get the base linux installed, along with networking and X support.
It’s one thing to install linux on a virtual machine, but to install it on a 30 year old computer is another. So join me on this journey back in the past, to the beginning of 1994 when Slackware 1.1.2 was released, and the entire kernel source tree could still fit on a single 1.44MB 3.5 inch floppy.
I’ll be going over the hardware of the PC (Soundblaster Pro, Mitsumi CDROM, 3Com networking card and a Trident video card). I’ll cover the actual installation and configuration of the components.
In a second part we will be tackling sound, software, mitsumi cdrom IRQ hell and a lot more.